Disney+ would be the perfect home for a new “Independence Day” sequel, according to director Roland Emmerich.
Despite the lackluster performance of 2016’s “Independence Day : Resurgence”, the king of the multimillionaire dollar ‘disaster movie’ says there’s still a possibility his long proposed third chapter could still come to fruition.
Talking to Comic Book Movie, the filmmaker said “They have now a streaming service and they need product. I would love to do maybe a third one, or a TV show, continuing the story. When we did ‘Independence Day: Resurgence,’ we already had, also, the third part already. Actually, the third part has much more to do with the first part, because we learned, more or less, that out there are a lot of refugees and they’re living on a refugee planet.
And where [the aliens] finally come there because, somewhat like these aliens on earth, found out about it and telepathically or whatever gave it to their super queen. They’re all humans, but in all different forms. So it’s this thing that we have Brent Spiner and Jeff Goldblum and we have them with all these different forms of people, which would be a great movie. But we’ll see what happens.”
In an interview with Cinema Blend in 2020, Emmerich said he had discussions with Fox about doing a second sequel to the 1996 hit but talks naturally ceased when Disney acquired Fox.
“I had naturally talked with Fox about it, and then when they got bought, I kind of said, ‘Well, that’s probably [over.]’ But I don’t know. We’ll see, it’s kind of like it could happen, it could not happen. Hollywood is like a strange, strange place these days, because I have a feeling Disney would maybe be interested in doing it. They like that kind of franchise movie.”