“Hasta la vista, baby.”
With a 3D re-release hitting theaters soon, director James Cameron revealed to FANDOM the origin of the line.
“I was probably working out before I went to write for the day. There was a Tone Loc video — I think it’s Wild Thing — and he says ‘hasta la vista, baby.’ And I thought ‘oh that works!'”
Indeed, “hasta la vista, baby” is a line from the rapper’s 1988 smash hit. The lyric comes at the very end of the song:
Yo love you must be kidding
You’re walkin’ babe
Just break out of here
Hasta la vista baby
Tone Loc approved of the use, giving a supportive “okay” emoji to the news.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D returns August 25 in the United States and August 29 in the U.K. Cameron’s team oversaw the 3D conversion from start to finish, which lasted more than a year. Cameron told FANDOM the end product is “bad-ass.”
T2 in 3D will screen exclusively at AMC locations through the U.S. during its first week back in theaters.