Emmerich Wants to Celebrate ‘Independence Day’ Again. And Again.


After watching 2012 the other day, which feels like it should have been called Independence Day, 2012, I can’t say I’m thrilled to hear Roland Emmerich discuss a fervor for not only making a sequel, but making two for the film that really vaulted him into the great beyond of filmmaking.

Yeah, yeah, Stargate was awesome, too.

According to the MTV Movies Blog, Emmerich really wants to roll the dice on more ID movies.

The money quote here:

What we want to do in the next – it’s actually two movies – we want to do a bigger arc,” he explained. “Independence Day was always like the king who leads his troops into battle against an evil force, and that stays like that.”

So we’d need Big Willy back. Maybe see what Jeff Goldblum has going on these days. And we’d need Roland Emmerich‘s record to keep spinning, his car to keep idling, and his directing to go back to the well that he’s been not-so-unobviously trying to get back to with his recent films. At least he’s being more open about it now.

The question is, could Will Smith take time off from making a sequel to a film that came out in 1997 (Men In Black) to make a sequel to a film that came out in 1996?

What do you think?

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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