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"I can tell you that Roland and I have been working together for the first time in 11 years and we’re every excited about the idea of doing it. Whether or not we can make this happen, if we can get all the pieces to come together, that’s gonna be challenging. But creatively, for the very first time since we did the original, I feel we have a worthy concept, a worthy path to go."
"We resisted doing the sequel for years because we still wanted to honor the first one. The first one gave us all careers, and we really love that movie and loved the experience ... We didn’t want to make a movie because it was financially a good idea, we only wanted to do it when we had an idea and a concept that creatively felt like it honored the first one — that it felt like an organic sequel as opposed to ‘let’s just go make some more money.' ... I feel like we got it, I think it took a long time, but I feel like we finally got something that really feels like, 'that’s worth seeing as a sequel to Independence Day.' "The timing for more alien mayhem and passionate presidential speeches couldn't be better, as alien invasion films are even more en vogue than they were in the mid-to-late '90s.
With Smith proving through Men in Black III that he still has swagger — even in franchises that have been shelved for 10 years — there's plenty of reason Fox would entertain the notion.
Would you welcome a sequel to Independence Day?