If an Independence Day sequel is going to happen, the least they can do is bring back Jeff Goldblum.
ID4 director Roland Emmerich, producer and co-writer Dean Devlin, and the Jurassic Park star were at the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival in Hollywood on Sunday for a special screening of the 1996 action flick.
Once the movie had concluded, Emmerich revealed that he was working hard to get sequels off the ground as soon as possible. Jeff Goldblum also revealed that he was willing to return for the Independence Day follow-up.
When someone in attendance asked if the flicks were still moving forward, Devlin stated that he and Emmerich were committed to getting the ball rolling on the sequels as soon as possible.
“Roland and I would really like to do one. We have some pretty darn good ideas on how to do one and, hopefully, that will all come together. A lot of things have to align. The planets have to piece together and if they do, it’ll happen,” the producer explained.
Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin seem interested in developing the sort of mythology that would allow for as many sequels as the studio is willing to bankroll. From the way Emmerich described the amount of time and energy he’s putting into the story, the Independence Day franchise could be around for a very long time.
The director explained:
“When you get a bigger mythology going, I think then you have the chance to do not only one or two or three but you can create a series and that’s what we want to do,” the director explained.
Regardless of what the film is about or how many sequels they manage to pump out, Goldblum is apparently interested in reprising his role as David Levinson. That’s definitely not a bad thing.
What do you think about the upcoming Independence Day sequels? Are you glad Jeff Goldblum is coming back?