Dean Devlin talks Independence Day 2!

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Written by Chris3,189 Reads2 Comments2014-12-29 15:59:22

Contrary to earlier reports, director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin will not be filming two Independence Day sequels back-to-back, but have confirmed the film's 2016 release date. Independence Day 2 is currently in development and Dean Devlin recently sat down with Nerd Report to discuss their plans for the highly anticipated sci-fi sequel.

“We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we’re going,” Devlin said. “If that works well, there’s an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do. I think Roland and everybody felt, let’s just make sure 20 years later that people still are interested. I think in our case, we started to feel that maybe we were being a little bit arrogant by assuming that we could do two movies. We said you know what, let’s scale it down. Let’s first make sure that it works for everyone.”

Regarding Will Smith's potential return to the franchise, unfortunately Devlin confirms Smith won't be returning:

“I’m not sure of the reasons why Will ultimately decided not to do it. You’d have to ask him. I think he was just at a place where he did seriously consider it. We had a lot of meetings with him, but at the end of the day he decided that doing this wasn’t right for him.”

Since the news hit that 20th Century Fox had greenlit the Independence Day sequel, it was still unknown whether or not Emmerich would in fact return to direct the film. Devlin now confirms that Ronald will in fact direct Independence Day 2:

“Roland is back to direct. He developed a new script with a couple young writers and the new script is fantastic. We’re very excited about shooting.”

Source: Nerd Report

Are you excited for Independence Day 2? Let us know in the comments section!

About the Independence Day: Resurgence movie

After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Directed by Roland Emmerich, Independence Day: Resurgence's release date is June 24th, 2016.

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2 Comments

GustavoHR

MemberNoobDec-29-2014 5:05 PM

Nice to know they're not being too eager. I doubt people won't flock to see the new film, but making two back-to-back would indeed be a bit too much.

Something Real

MemberLegendDec-30-2014 11:43 AM

This is extremely compelling news! I only wish that Mr. Smith had chosen to rejoin the cast; he portrayed such a fun character within the first film! :)

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