Roland Emmerich Offers Update On Independence Day Franchise

Nearly a yr on from Disney’s acquisition of Fox and we’re nonetheless coming to phrases with what it means for a myriad of cinema’s hottest properties. That’s evidenced by Roland Emmerich’s newest replace on the way forward for former Fox franchise Independence Day.

In a brand new interview with, the director gave a surprisingly philosophical reflection on its standing, now that Disney personal it and Fox aren’t any extra, saying:

“For Independence Day, it’s now owned by Disney so I haven’t actually had time to discover that as a result of I used to be really so unhappy {that a} studio which I made two films for hastily disappears. It’s simply so unhappy. That’s the flicks. The film trade is continually altering.”

Emmerich seems nearly grief tormented by the buyout, sufficient that he hasn’t adopted up on what’s subsequent for his most beloved creation. Nicely, extra particularly his most beloved movie within the singular. The unique Independence Day was excellent blockbuster cinema – for my cash one of the best 7/10 film ever made. It’s such a great 7/10 film, actually, that it in all probability deserves an 8. Test it out when you haven’t (then once more, who hasn’t seen Independence Day?).


However the belated 2016 sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence paled as compared; its disappointing field workplace return mirrored its smelly essential reception. It was garbage, put it that method. Reality be advised, any sequel was by no means realistically going to recapture the magic of the unique, which was a one-off mixture of cheeky scripting and to today unmatched star-power. It was a second, however the second handed.

Take Roland’s assertion philosophically, then. Should you needed a 3rd outing anytime quickly, you’ll be disillusioned to listen to the director of number one and a pair of hasn’t received round to calling up his new landlords. However I’d contend, provided that the primary movie is unlikely ever to be matched, why you’d need any extra mediocre sequels farmed out till the reminiscence of the traditional is sunk? Terminator and Alien have taught viewers a lot, however producers little. Don’t make the identical mistake with Independence Day chaps.

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James Ashley is a 2006 graduate of De La Salle University in Manila, Philippines. After working over a decade as an additional writer at USA News, he decided to start his own news publication. He mainly focuses on technology, sports articles and editorials. He likes to listen to music and play chess in his free time.

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