Independence Day was one of the biggest grossing movies of 1996. Knowing that Hollywood has a severe case of sequel-itis especially for movies that earn big bucks, it’s quite strange that Independence Day didn’t get a sequel.
Roland Emmerich, who directed Independence Day, recently weighed in on a possible sequel. The director revealed that he and producer Dean Devlin are still intent on making a sequel especially since they’ve already thought up of a good idea. The difficulty is on how Fox is going to incorporate Devlin’s, Emmerich’s and Will Smith’s deals together. The studio is thinking up of a way to make a package that all parties will be happy with. Fox has floated the idea of doing it without Smith who is a “gross player,” but Emmerich said that the mega actor is crucial to the franchise.