Director Admits TERMINATOR: DARK FATE Should Have Had A Female Writer Or Two

Official First Look at the Women of the New TERMINATOR (from left to right) Natalia Reyes as “Dani Ramos,” Mackenzie Davis as “Grace,” Linda Hamilton as “Sarah Connor”

Director Tim Miller’s Terminator: Dark Fate opened earlier this month … and hasn’t been doing so hot at the box-office. And today Miller says that it was probably a mistake not having any female writers involved with the female-led new entry.

When asked by The Business podcast why none of the film’s writers were women, Miller replied:

Yes. You’re right. You’re probably right. Although I will say that, at the time we had the scripts, it wasn’t three female leads. It was a blank slate. We hadn’t even when we picked the writers, even Linda hadn’t decided to come back. So we didn’t know what it was. I wish that, in hindsight, yeah, we should have had a woman there, or two.”

For the record, Terminator: Dark Fate sports six credited writers, including James Cameron, David Goyer, Justin Rhodes, Charles H. Eglee, Josh Friedman, and Billy Ray. And Miller says the writers’ room should have had a woman “or two.”

He adds:

This is one thing I’ve been trying to clear up. Because you look at that, and it does look like there’s a lot of writers. But there weren’t. We did a writers’ room with all of these writers, they were gonna write the second and third script of a planned trilogy. So they were all in the room breaking story, but they didn’t actually — Josh Friedman didn’t actually write on these scripts. And David Goyer has a writing partner, Justin Rhodes, so Justin and David wrote the first draft, and Billy Ray wrote the second. And then Jim wrote a few scenes. And then, you know.”

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