It looks like Disney’s Independence Day 3 is a possibility. At least in the eyes of Roland Emmerich, the director of the original film, and its lackluster sequel.
Emmerich tells CinemaBlend: “I don’t know. I really haven’t even gotten to it. I had naturally talked with Fox about it, and then when they got bought, I kind of said, ‘Well, that’s probably [over.]’ But I don’t know. We’ll see, it’s kind of like it could happen, it could not happen. Hollywood is like a strange, strange place these days because I have a feeling Disney would maybe be interested in doing it. They like that kind of franchise movie.”
He adds: “I have an idea for Independence Day 3, which I actually researched, and was actually only done to do the next one. And the next one is a kind of cool idea, and I would like to do that.”
The original alien invasion classic sports a so-so 65% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: The plot is thin and so is character development, but as a thrilling, spectacle-filled summer movie, Independence Day delivers.
In the epic adventure film Independence Day, strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world’s major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived. Its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances.