Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

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.

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!

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

The deleted Future War sequence, page 1

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

The deleted Future War sequence, page 2

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

The deleted Future War sequence, page 3

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

The deleted Future War sequence, page 4

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

The deleted Future War sequence, page 5

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

The deleted Future War sequence, page 6

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

The deleted Future War sequence, page 7

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

The deleted Future War sequence, page 8

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

A deleted scene involving the T-1000.

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

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

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

The Terminator ensconced.

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

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

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

Sarah Connor's nightmare, page 1

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

Sarah Connor's nightmare, page 2

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

Sarah Connor's nightmare, page 3

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

Sarah Connor's nightmare, page 4

Terminator 2 Storyboards Show The Destruction Of SkynetS

The Terminator in his "Hybermatrix."