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Terminator reboot release date moved

He'll be back … at a later date than originally specified. 

As detailed by Variety, Paramount has pushed its upcoming sixth Terminator movie back three months. The studio confirmed on Friday that film will now open on November 22, 2019, rather than on its planned July 26, 2019 debut date. 

Paramount representatives further indicated that the delay isn't in relation to star Arnold Schwarzenegger's recent open-heart surgery, which took place in late March, stating that the shift in date had been underway prior to his undergoing the emergency procedure. 

Schwarzenegger is set to reprise his role as the eponymous cyborg, and will star alongside fellow franchise favorite Linda Hamilton, who steps back into her iconic role as Sarah Connor for the film. During the South by Southwest film festival earlier this year, Schwarzenegger even joked that Donald Trump would make a cameo appearance in Terminator 6. "The T800 travels back to 2019 to get Trump out of prison!" he laughed. 

Legitimately returning creatives include Terminator series creator James Cameron, as well as production company Skydance, making Terminator 6 the first franchise project Cameron, Schwarzenegger, and Hamilton have worked on together since Terminator 2: Judgement Day in 1991. 

Not much is known about the plot of the now-delayed film, although Cameron did previously mention that Terminator 6 will serve as a direct sequel to Terminator 2: Judgement Day, and will bring new characters into the mix. 

"We're starting a search for an 18-something woman to be the new centerpiece of the new story," Cameron stated. "We still fold time. We will have characters from the future and the present. There will be mostly new characters, but we'll have Arnold and Linda's characters to anchor it."

Schwarzenegger himself also noted that the upcoming pic will ignore most of the events of 2003's Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, 2009's Terminator Salvation, and 2015's Terminator Genisys, and will be "a whole new movie."

"I think [James] Cameron and [director] Tim [Miller] came up with a concept where they can continue on with the T-800 but make a whole new movie," Schwarzenegger revealed. "What they are doing now with this one is basically to just take a few very basic characters, like Linda Hamilton's character and my character, and dismiss everything else. Just move away from all these rules of the timeline and other characters."

Directed by Deadpool filmmaker Tim MillerTerminator 6, which has yet to receive an official title, will bow on November 22, 2019.