It would appear that the rumors that Terminator: Dark Fate will be suffering from a severe case of wokeness are true.

In an interview with Variety director Tim Miller spoke on how they always wanted a woman for the role of protector in the series reboot.

“Joe (Abercrombie) came out with this idea that a new protector from the future is a machine fighter. It’s a painful life, and they’re scarred and take a lot of drugs to combat the pain of what’s been done to them. They don’t live a long time. It’s a very sacrificial role; they risk death to save others. And from the very first suggestion it was always a woman”

When asked how he felt when the initial poster received negative feedback (the interviewer described the feedback as ‘chauvinist hate speech’) Miller stated that those who are ‘enlightened’ will like the character while those who didn’t were ‘closet misogynist’.

“If you’re at all enlightened, she’ll play like gangbusters. If you’re a closet misogynist, she’ll scare the f–k out of you, because she’s tough and strong but very feminine. We did not trade certain gender traits for others; she’s just very strong, and that frightens some dudes. You can see online the responses to some of the early s–t that’s out there, trolls on the internet. I don’t give a f–k. “

Isn’t that lovely.

For a supposed geek Mr. Miller seems to be deeply out of step with the fan-base. Which is odd, considering his advice to director Jeff Fowler regarding the Sonic the Hedgehog controversy was ‘the fans have a voice in this too’.

I suppose that ‘voice’ doesn’t extend to projects that Miller is directing.

One would think that taking an antagonistic approach to critics of the film choices isn’t the wisest of moves. A film that has all but erased John Connor, features a poorly aged Sarah Connor, an androgynous ‘protector’ character, a lackluster evil Terminator and virtually no Arnold Schwarzenegger is a film that is going to need all the good will it can muster.