Independence Day is arguably the film that really launched the movie career of Will Smith, who is now the highest paid movie star in Hollywood. There have been rumors of a sequel for years, but it would have to be truly movie magic to re-create the chemistry between Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and the aliens. The Save-The-World flick grossed over 800 million dollars world-wide, so why hasn’t the sequel been made? Well, filmmakers Dean Delvin and Ronald Emmerich are now working on the sequel, officially.
“I can tell you that Roland and I have been working together for the first time in 11 years and we’re very excited about the idea of doing it,” Delvin said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “Whether or not we can make this happen, if we can get all the pieces to come together, that’s gonna be challenging. But creatively, for the very first time since we did the original, I feel we have a worthy concept, a worthy path to go.”
He admitted they had to hold back on making a sequel for years to allow the movie to marinate in its own glory. Besides, the movie helped thrust the guys’ careers to a new level.
Now, 16 years after premiering, it’s time to breath life back into the action flick.
The star of the original film, Will Smith is not attached to the movie…yet.
Delvin did not reveal a timeline yet, but the cast is assembling. One question still remains, who will be Will Smith’s character?
It is possible the story will be completely different than the last and incorporate new characters. But, do people really want to see that? Will Smith was just so darn good at kicking alien butt, and Jeff Goldblum was just quirky enough to make the U.S. listen. I personally wouldn’t want