Linda Hamilton Returns as Sarah Connor

Check out the first photos of the actress, reprising the role for the first time since 1991 for the sixth Terminator movie.

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A shot of Linda Hamilton on set playing Sarah Connor for the third time in the sixth Terminator film, due in theaters next year.photo from cinemablend.com

If you hadn't already heard, the Hollywood sequel machine is cranking out a reboot of some kind for the Terminator series in 2019. It was rumored that Linda Hamilton would be returning to play Sarah Connor for the first time since Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991).

This has since been confirmed and the first on-set photos of Hamilton as the mother of the future revolution against the machines have been posted online by CinemaBlend.

In the shots from the filming of Terminator 6 we see Hamilton with a short, mostly white hairdo and outfitted in a black t-shirt with OD green pants and a matching plate carrier. The only things attached to her vest are what look like a couple prop smoke grenades. She's also rocking Sarah's signature aviator sunglasses and a toned physique (especially considering the actress turns 62 this year).

There is little known about the new Terminator film, other than apparently the idea comes from James Cameron himself, who has not been involved in the recent sequels. The project is being directed by Tim Miller, who helmed the wildly successful Deadpool (2016).

CinemaBlend posits, because of Hamilton's inclusion in the movie, that Miller is doing something similar with the Terminator series that Danny McBride and David Gordon Green are doing with the Halloween series: rebooting while ignoring a majority of the films in the series.

But, it's no known yet if the new Terminator film will pick up after Terminator 2, or 3, or if it will somehow incorporate the disparate threads in Terminator: Salvation or Terminator: Genysis.

Hamilton played the ultra badass Sarah Connor in The Terminator (1984) and in Terminator 2 (1991). The role was played by Lena Headey of Game of Thrones fame in the short-lived but revered TV show Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008-2009).

In 2015's Terminator Genisys, a young Sarah Connor was played by Emelia Clarke, also of Game of Thrones fame, but her performance, and the entire film, was poorly received by critics and fans of the series.

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Another shot of Hamilton in a plate carrier behind the scenes of the new Terminator movie.photo from cinemablend.com