Linda Hamilton Is Back as Sarah Connor in 'Terminator 6', And Here Are the First Pics

She's as badass as ever.
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Terminator 6 is in production, and through set photos we've learned that it's official: Linda Hamilton is back. John Connor's mom also looks as badass as she did when the first movie premiered in 1984.

No less than Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron both hinted at her return, so it's nice to know they weren't just jerking our chains.

These pics are new and likely were made while the movie was shooting in Madrid. Though Hamilton has intentionally slowed her career in the last couple of decades, it doesn't show here. 

She looks like she could still take on killer robots—for that matter, so does Halt and Catch Fire star Mackenzie Davis, also captured on camera during the same shoot.

As others have pointed out, Davis's obvious resemblance to Hamilton certainly suggests she could be playing someone related to Sarah Connor—maybe her daughter.

Details of the script aren't available yet, but James Cameron apparently took a Halloween 2 approach. In an interview conducted by director Tim Miller for The Hollywood Reporter, Cameron said the new movie "is a continuation of the story from Terminator 1 and Terminator 2. And we're pretending the other films were a bad dream." 

Cameron suggested it could also occur in a different timeline, a parallel universe.

We won't really know what he has in store for us until November 22, 2019.