It's official. There will be an "Independence Day" sequel, and Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin are making it happen.
Devlin recently told THR in an interview, " I can tell you that Roland and I have been working together for the first time in 11 years and we're every excited about the idea of doing it. 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 went on to say, We resisted doing the sequel for years because we still wanted to honor the first one. The first one gave us all careers and we really love that movie and loved the experience. We didn't want to make a movie because it was financially a good idea, we only wanted to do it when we had an idea and a concept that creatively felt like it honored the first one-that it felt like an organic sequel as opposed to ‘let's just go make some more money. I feel like we got it. I think it took a long time, but I feel like we finally got something that really feels like, ‘that's worth seeing as a sequel to Independence Day."
There's no word on whether or not Will Smith will return for the sequel, only that he has been contacted about it. Devlin also discussed how he would like to finish the "Stargate" story. "Stargate has always had this empty hole. When we made the first one, we always intended on doing part two and three, and we were prevented for years. And our hope is that we can get another chance at Stargate and tell the entire story we wanted to tell."