The cast of Terminator Salvation just keeps getting better. Helena Bonham Carter is in talks to play the “lead villain” in the next installment of the franchise, according to AccessHollywood.com.

If all works out, she’ll do battle with Christian Bale (John Conner) and Bryce Dallas Howard (John’s wife, Kate Conner).

McG (Charlie’s Angels) will direct the upcoming Terminator, which is set in post-apocalyptic 2018 and follows John Connor as he leads the human resistance against Skynet and its army of Terminators.

Bonham Carter is no stranger to playing the villainess; she last appeared as the meat-pie-making murderess Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and will reprise her role as the witch Bellatrix Lestrange in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.