IGN.com recently spoke to James Middleton, executive producer of the Terminator spin-off series The Sarah Connor Chronicles, about his plans for the feature film Terminator 4:
It will follow the events of T3 and be post-apocalyptic. It’s not known whether Nick Stahl and Claire Danes will return, but John Connor and Kate are in the script. The movie will feature a new hero as the main character. Middleton likened the story to how “Ben-Hur was influenced by Jesus Christ, but it was his story. Much in that way, this character will be influenced by John Connor.”
So will we only see the back of John Connor’s head this time, then? The character did have a certain messianic mystique in the first film, precisely because we never saw him, but the sequels have made him all too familiar, even frail and vulnerable, now.