Two sequels for 1996 blockbuster Independence Day have been revealed by director Roland Emmerich.
The director revealed that the films will be set 20 years following the first film. Scripts have been written for two films – tentatively titled ID Forever Part I and ID Forever Part II, which have now been given to The Amazing Spider-Man‘s James Vanderbilt for a rewrite. Talking to Entertainment Weekly about the overall plot of the film, Emmerich said;
“The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back. And they know that the only way you can really travel in space is through wormholes. So for the aliens, it could take two or three weeks, but for us that’s 20 or 25 years.”
“It’s a changed world. It’s like parallel history. [Humans] have harnessed all this alien technology. We don’t know how to duplicate it because it’s organically-grown technology, but we know how to take an anti-gravity device and put it in a human airplane.”
Emmerich also revealed that the movies would feature mainly new characters.
“It’s still some of the same characters, but also new younger characters; it’s a little bit like the sons take over.”
No dates have yet been mentioned in terms of release.
Source: Entertainment Weekly