Furlong joins Linda Hamilton who is reprising her role as Sarah Connor. According to ComicBook.com: “The band is getting back together for this year’s Terminator: Dark Fate. No, not just Arnold Schwarzenegger and producer James Cameron. Linda Hamilton is reprising her role as Sarah Connor, a fact that has been known since the start of production. However, during Thursday’s Dark Fate panel at San Diego Comic-Con, Cameron confirmed that yet another familiar face was making his way back to the Terminator universe. Edward Furlong is officially returning to play John Connor once again.”
The announcement of Furlong’s return almost seemed like a footnote during Cameron’s video speech. He told the story of getting Linda Hamilton back on board as Sarah Connor simply added that Furlong was also coming back.
Furlong was the original John Connor, appearing in 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day, the film most consider the strongest of the franchise.