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Dark Fate Director Reveals Ghost In The Shell Easter Egg

Director Tim Miller reveals that his 2019 film, Terminator: Dark Fatehas a fast visual display Ghost in the shell Easter egg. In the sequel, Linda Hamilton and Arnold Schwarzenegger returned to the franchise, along with newcomers Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes and Gabriel Luna. Despite receiving a better critical response than other recent ones Terminator continuation, Terminator: Dark Fate underperformed financially at the box office and became one of the biggest box office bombs of all time.


Released in 2019, Terminator: Dark Fate deviates further from the original Terminator timeline than previous sequels, as John Connor (Edward Furlong) is murdered in front of Sarah Connor (Hamilton) after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. While Skynet is never built and John never leads the Resistance, a new AI system called Legion is taking its place to force humanity to extinction. When a highly sophisticated Terminator (Luna) is sent to kill future resistance leader Dani Ramos (Ryes), cyborg Grace (Davis) is sent to rescue the young girl. Team up with an elderly Sarah and a reformed autonomous T-800 unit (Schwarzenegger) to fend off the threat. While Terminator: Dark Fate setting up a new timeline for sequels, but nearly three years since it hit theaters, the man behind the film reveals a nod to an iconic sci-fi property.

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In the latest episode of Gang crewthe ongoing YouTube series, VFX Artists RespondTim Miller aborted his work on Terminator: Dark Fate. Watching the film’s climax between Dani, Grace, and the T-800, the director revealed a subtle Ghost in the shell He hid an Easter egg in the series. Check out what Miller shared below:

‘Have you seen my Ghost in the Shell tribute? With the arms and the flesh off? Yes, with the spider tank scene.’

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With a new movie to be released in May, Ghost in the shell remains a highly influential franchise. Based on the work of Masamune Shirow, the series follows Major Motoko Kusanagi, a fully fortified cybernetic human who is the leader of a public security task force in a futuristic cyberpunk Japan. The Ghost in the shell franchise attracted worldwide attention after the release of Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 film, in which Kusanagi tracks down an elusive hacker tackling themes of identity in the technological age. A critically acclaimed movie, Ghost in the shell has long been cited as an influence for many filmmakers long before Terminator: Dark Fate‘s development, including the Wachowskis, who have cited using it as a direct influence and example they used in casting The Matrix to producers. Acclaimed director Steven Spielberg also shared his praise for the 1995 film, with Spielberg even planning on developing a remake in 2008, while Terminator creator James Cameron himself has claimed that the film’s impressive visuals were a major source of inspiration in 2009’s development Avatar.

While a blink-and-you-will-it moment, Terminator: Dark Fateis surprising Ghost in the shell kink is sure to grab the attention of many eagle-eyed viewers after Miller’s reveal. While not an obvious Easter egg, the similarities in framing, as well as Grace and Kusanagi’s cybernetic features, help create a subtle link between the two films. Ghost in the shell remains an incredibly influential piece of science fiction to this day, and Miller’s sneaky tribute in Terminator: Dark Fate is a perfect, non-distracting tribute that the public can keep an eye on for future watches.

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