Roland Emmerich's Independence Day sequel is slowly moving forward, but I think it will eventually happen. The last we heard, Will Smith and Emmerich were going to meet and talk about the possibility of the actor's return to the franchise. It'd be cool if he actually signed on to do it, but if he doesn't, I think the sequel will be just as good without him. As long as they have a solid story, that's all that matters. In a recent interview with Empire, the director talks about where the sequel currently sits and reveals that he created a mythology for the aliens.
"I should get the script pretty soon, Then I'll try to get it into good shape for one or two months and, if that happens, we'll announce it and start production… We've created a mythology around these aliens, which is really cool. You have to create a mythology because people want to see a bigger picture."
Emmerich previously said that he would like to make at least two more Independence Day movies, but says they will only focus on the first sequel until after it's released, and they get a sense of the audience reaction.
"We'll only do the first part, because we want to have the audience decide if they want to see the second. Otherwise it feels arrogant. But I'm pretty confident, with the right script…"
The director goes on to talk about a couple other projects he's working on that include Singularity and Foundation. To read more about what is going on with those projects, click here.
It's been about 20 years since Independence Day was released, and it's kind of exciting to think we will get to see that fun sci-fi story continue.