We have a brand new look at Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in Terminator: Dark Fate. It’s been nearly four years since this franchise last took aim at the big screen with the maligned Terminator: Genisys. That movie did feature the return of Arnold Schwarzenegger to his most iconic role, but that was just one piece of the puzzle. This time around, some of the other key pieces are in place, including Hamilton, who hasn’t appeared in any of the movies since the beloved Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Now, she’s back and looking awesome as ever, as evidenced by this image.

This latest look at the highly-anticipated sequel sees Sarah Connor having a sit in a wide, open field that is sure to make T2 fans happy. She looks battle ready and not at all at peace with the world. This image was also released in black and white by Paramount Pictures, which is rather interesting on its own. The image was shared with a very brief but effective caption that gets to the heart of the matter.

“She’s back.”

For many, even though the T-800, perfectly played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, may be the most visually iconic character from the franchise, Sarah Connor is what helps to truly make this series something special. While Emilia Clarke did her best to fill Linda Hamilton’s shoes in Terminator: Genisys, nothing quite compares to the real thing. Having her back alongside Schwarzenegger for the first time in nearly 30 years is going to be special. Couple that with the fact that James Cameron is finally back on board as a producer (though sadly not as a director, because he’s far too busy with his endless Avatar sequels), and all of the key players are there. Tim Miller (Deadpool) is in the director’s chair and has been working very closely with Cameron.

Dark Fate picks up 27 years after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day and centers on a new modified liquid metal Terminator (Gabriel Luna) that. The formidable new foe, which has the ability to replicate (as seen in the recently released trailer), was sent from the future by Skynet in order to terminate Dani Ramos (Natalia Reyes), a hybrid cyborg human (Mackenzie Davis), and her friends. Sarah Connor, as well as the original Terminator, comes to their aid, for a fight for the future.

 

From the early stages, this was billed as a direct sequel to T2 and it will ignore the events of all other sequels. Case in point, they’ve been leaning heavily on Sarah Connor’s return, as well as using the tagline, “Welcome to the day after Judgment Day.” Will this be the sequel fans have been waiting more than two decades for? Can this be the start of a great new trilogy? Fingers crossed firmly at this point. Terminator: Dark Fate is set to arrive in theaters on November 1. Be sure to check out the new image from the Paramount Pictures Instagram account below.