Linda Hamilton is returning to the Terminator franchise for the first time since 1991's Terminator 2: Judgment Day.

Terminator creator James Cameron announced Hamilton's casting at a private event in Los Angeles on Tuesday night, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

Linda Hamilton is returning to Terminator. Photo/AP
Linda Hamilton is returning to Terminator. Photo/AP

Paramount Pictures, which is distributing the planned sequel, confirmed the news.

Cameron is producing the sequel, which Deadpool filmmaker Tim Miller is directing. Arnold Schwarzenegger is also set to return.

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Cameron, who was once married to Hamilton, recently compared Wonder Woman unfavorably to Hamilton's Terminator character, Sarah Connor.

Cameron called Gal Gadot's superhero an "objectified icon," but said Connor was defined by "pure grit".

- AP