The new film will be set in Mexico City, reportedly follows a street-smart character named Dani Ramos who finds herself being stalked by a new Terminator.
Per Deadline, Luna is the first Terminator effectively sanctioned by creator James Cameron since 1992, so it's a pretty big deal. It turns out though that nothing can actually stop the iconic T-800, with both Schwarzenegger and Cameron personally overseeing the latest attempt to reboot the property, in Terminator 6.
Luna will play a Terminator robot while Boneta will play Dani's brother. Luna is likely best known to fans for his work as Robbie Reyes, aka the Ghost Rider, for Marvel's Agents of SHIELD TV series. "Blade Runner 2049" star Mackenzie Davis was announced as a cast member at the beginning of March.
In addition to Luna, actors Natalia Reyes and Diego Bonita are also joining the cast.
Skydance and filmmakers Tim Miller and James Cameron, directing and producing respectively, made a concerted effort to find a Latina actress and someone who they considered a "discovery", in the similar way Cameron did with Hamilton when he cast the young actress in his 1984 movie.
So, the question remains - will this finally be the Terminator sequel that'll actually work, or is the franchise finally (don't do it, don't do it) terminated? There has been no confirmation to date wether new versions of John Connor and Kyle Reese will be making an onscreen appearance. They've tapped Tim Miller, the Deadpool director. Finding the right blend of time travel and homage to the original two movies will be key to the film's success, which will be challenging enough for the movie to stay relevant and compete in a modern market filled with other reboots and franchises.
David Goyer is writing the script with executives at Paramount hoping to roll the film out in November, 2019. Are you excited for Terminator 6?