Deadline has just reported that an Independence Day sequel is underway and will start filming sometime in May 2015. Initially, the sequel was supposed to be a two part film, but that has since been terminated. Rather, Twentieth Century Fox has decided to make one sequel to their blockbuster disaster flick which debuted in 1996. Read More: http://deadline.com/2014/11/independence-day-sequel-fox-green-light-1201298276/.
Will Smith, WILL NOT be returning as Capt. Steven Hiller in the sequel. However, Roland Emmerich will revisit as the director who already has a script for the film. There have been no casting details thus far, but rumors have it that Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum are both willing to return to their previous roles.
The film is supposedly going to dive right into the Alien’s mythology. Back in September of last year, Emmerich stated, “We’ve created a mythology around these aliens, which is really cool. You have to create a mythology because people want to see a bigger picture.” You can view the full article here: http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/109083-roland-emmerich-details-plans-for-independence-day-2-singularity-and-foundation.
I’m a little concerned however as to how they plan on developing the process of the mythology of the alien creatures (sounds more like a prequel than a sequel if you ask me). In fact, I don’t believe that it’s necessary to make a sequel on a film that ended the way it did. The alien’s invaded earth, became outsmarted by the humans, and eventually were obliterated.
I don’t think anyone cares about how the aliens harnessed all of their intelligence to create this magnificent alien space craft which allowed them to annihilate and inhabit other planets. The aliens want to exterminate all life on living planets so that they may further expand their species. That’s all I really need to know! Independence Day concluded the way a sci-fi movie blockbuster should. In the words of Peter Venkman from Ghostbusters: “We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!” Nuff said.
So what do you guys think? Do you feel it is necessary to make a sequel to a film that firmly ended with the humans victorious? Or do you want to learn more about the alien mythology and how they became very intelligent life forms? Comment below and share your thoughts!