Published On: Fri, Dec 26th, 2014

‘Independence Day 2’ update: Dean Devlin confirms 2016 date, then ‘Stargate’ reboot

With work on Independence Day 2 underway, writer/producer Dean Devlin talks to fans about the film, why there will be one sequel before deciding on more films.

Jeff-Goldblum independence day photo“We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we’re going,” Devlin tells the Nerd Report. “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 (Emmerich) and everybody felt, let’s just make sure 20 years later that people still are interested.”

He then confirms Emmerich as director and who wrote the script.

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. 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.”

When asked about a Stargate reboot, Devlin said fans will have to wait.

“Unfortunately, we have to wait until we finish Independence Day for that,” Devlin said of the Stargate reboot. “Roland wants to direct that one too. Hopefully we go into that right afterwards.”

“He’d like to direct the first one. I don’t know if he wants to do all three but he definitely would like to do the first one.”

Independence Day 2 will arrive on June 24, 2016.

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