Welcome to the day after #JudgmentDay. Watch the official trailer for #TerminatorDarkFate, in theatres 11.1.19.
This new trailer fleshes out some of the plot details. It opens with a gravel-voiced Connor demanding answers at gunpoint from Grace, who quickly and easily turns the tables. Sarah tells her she successfully altered the course of history by avoiding Judgement Day on August 29, 1997, thereby saving three billion lives. "Enough of a resume for you?" Grace, however, has a broader perspective: "You may have changed the future, but you didn't change our fate." (I'll just note that was pretty much the premise of Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, when a young adult John Connor-with Nick Stahl replacing Furlong in the role-eventually discovers that Judgement Day had only been postponed by their efforts in Terminator 2.)
Dani's survival is crucial to preserving the human race, although it's not revealed why that's the case. Is she the future mother of another resistance leader, like Sarah before her? Perhaps, but I'm hoping for a fresher take. We get plenty of action scenes showcasing Grace's fighting skills and the T-3000's impressive abilities. And we see a lot more of Schwarzenegger, who helps train the ragtag band of humans to improve their chances of survival. (Dani's anguished declaration, "Nobody else is gonna die because of me!" is a good indication that there will be casualties.) Apparently Sarah still doesn't much like the original Terminator: "When this is all over, I am going to kill you." But he's chill with that. Sarah also gets the last word, popping off a grenade with panache while uttering the classic line: "I'll be back."