Even though it's been 17 years since Independence Day came out, that's not stopping director and producer from jumping on board the franchise train and deciding they don't just want to make a sequel to the blockbuster film, but a whole series of them, proving that once and for all, Hollywood is virtually incapable of just letting a blockbuster movie be a stand-alone movie now.
Speaking at the Hero Complex Film Festival during a Q&A, Devlin revealed the state of the project (status: vague), and that, yes, is expected to return:
Roland and I would really like to do one. We have some pretty darn good ideas on how to do one and, hopefully, that will all come together. A lot of things have to align. The planets have to piece together and if they do, it'll happen.
Emmerich later spoke about the mythology upon which they'd build the series:
That's actually what we talked a lot about. The mythology of why did the aliens come in the first place, what is the bigger story of this whole thing? And we talked a lot about swarm intelligence. And [the humans] are individual intelligence. Even though we kill each other and have wars against each other, we have something special. We have this dominant human spirit to believe in good and over coming enemies. And its a little bit about that and when you get a bigger mythology going, I think then you have the chance to do not only one or two or three but you can create a series and that's what we want to do.
You know, totally okay with this if it means more Jeff Goldblum, because he is fantastic. I honestly don't care much for or about former co-lead , so I'm indifferent about his potential involvement. But Goldblum? SO THERE.
What do you think? Could they pull this off?