Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of Skynet

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Terminator 2 storyboards include some sequences that were too expensive to film — like an extended future war sequence, where we see Skynet's destruction from the point of view of a wounded soldier. Gallery below.

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Looking at these storyboards, we wish we could go back in time and give Terminator Salvation's entire budget to James Cameron, circa 1991, so he could film these intense post-apocalyptic battle sequences. There's also an extra Sarah Connor nightmare, which includes Arnold Schwarzenegger menacing her son, and a fiery nuclear holocaust. And you glimpse concept art for the Terminator's cryogenic "hybermatrix."

These storyboards come from 1991's Terminator 2: The Book Of The Film, which includes the entire movie's original script illustrated by stills — or, in the case of these unfilmed scenes, by storyboards and art. It's out of print, but you can get a used copy on Amazon. Many thanks to David J. Williams for mailing us his copy!

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The deleted Future War sequence, page 1

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The deleted Future War sequence, page 2

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The deleted Future War sequence, page 3

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The deleted Future War sequence, page 4

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The deleted Future War sequence, page 5

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The deleted Future War sequence, page 6

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The deleted Future War sequence, page 7

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The deleted Future War sequence, page 8

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A deleted scene involving the T-1000.

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Some concept art/storyboards for the peaceful future coda showing an older Sarah Connor.

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The Terminator ensconced.

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Another stunt sequence involving the T-1000 which didn't get filmed.

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Sarah Connor's nightmare, page 1

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Sarah Connor's nightmare, page 2

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Sarah Connor's nightmare, page 3

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Sarah Connor's nightmare, page 4

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The Terminator in his "Hybermatrix."

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Zack Stentz

The fansite [hopeofthefuture.net] is a wonderful resource for deleted and written but never filmed material from the Terminator franchise. The T:SCC writers used it as a resource all the time to flesh out the Terminator universe and do random hat tips (like naming a resistance fighter Sumner, after the soldier who was supposed to accompany Kyle Reese but got killed when he materialized with a fire escape ladder through his guts) to Cameron's films.