Tim Miller says “closet misogynists” will be in for a shock when they watch “Terminator: Dark Fate”.

Miller, who directed the upcoming female-led sequel starring Linda Hamilton, Mackenzie Davis and Natalia Reyes, spoke with Variety about some of the backlash surrounding Davis’ cyborg character Grace.

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“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,” Miller said. “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 sh*t that’s out there, trolls on the Internet. I don’t give a f**k.”

But the upcoming flick will still have the original “Terminator” feel with the return of franchise veteran Arnold Schwarzenegger, while focusing on a new generation of female characters.

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“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,” Miller said of the character Grace. “It’s a very sacrificial role; they risk death to save others. And from the very first suggestion it was always a woman. We had to look for someone who has the physicality, but I’m very sensitive to actors. I didn’t just want a woman who could physically fit the role but emotionally as well. Mackenzie really wanted to do it; she came after the role. She worked harder than anybody.”

“Terminator: Dark Fate” hits big screens Nov. 1.