Independence Day Trilogy

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http://www.themarysue.com/independence-day-sequels-2/

Director Roland Emmerich knows that the world doesn’t need an Independence Day sequel. It needs two Independence Day sequels. Luckily, he’s all too willing to provide, and he’s given us some info on what ID Forever Part One and ID Forever Part Two (yes, those are their titles. I refuse to say anything good about them, even sarcastically) will be about.
I’m not saying it’s aliens. But it’s aliens.

Explained Emmerich to EW.com, the films will take place about 20-25 years (in human time) after ID4—but that’s only a few weeks for the aliens, who received a distress call from their defeated brethren and high-tailed it through a worm hole (thus the time discrepancy) to get to us and wreak some havoc.
In the intervening years, says Emmerich, 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 antigravity device and put it in a human airplane.” But while humanity has leveled up, so have the aliens, who “also do different things.”
Bill Pullman has confirmed that he’d onboard for any sequels, but we’ve yet to hear from Will Smith as to whether he’s up to fight the aliens a second (and third) time. Even if Smith’s character, Captain Steve Hiller, won’t be around to welcome the new, improved aliens to Earth, his stepson will; Emmerich has confirmed that the adorable moppet Dylan, now all grown up, will be one of the “new, younger characters” to fight alongside some from the first movie.
And in that statement I have my silver lining: If ID Forever Parts One and Two take place 20-25 years after ID4, at least that means Will Smith’s real-life son Jaden Smith will be too young to play his on-screen stepson.
I mean, the sequels could be good. ID4 isn’t really a cinematic masterpiece on the grounds of its script or excellent acting or story anyway; it’s a cinematic masterpiece on the grounds that it’s fun and exciting and blows a ton of stuff up without being stupid about it. I don’t want to write the sequels off right away, because it’s possible for them to replicate that magic; even if they don’t, it’s possible for them not to suck.
But I can’t get Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull out of my head. Revisiting a beloved franchise after decades tends not to go well, and I can’t help but think that maybe Independence Day 4 should just be left alo…
Oh, God. I’ve just jinxed Star Wars.
Annnnnddd go.
 

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Bill Pullman won't be able to be president 25 years later.

So Will Smith will be president.
 

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I won't judge if I'm for it or against it until I see a trailer. Couldn't be any worse than the shit they are pumping out lately.
 

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An in-universe movie could probably be pretty good. Especially if they pace it well and show how humanity recovered etc.

What's going to ruin things is that they're going to try and tie it into the original movie was too much and it'll just come off a shit. They'll probably be some other invasion/battle on July 4th so the name gets tied in. I bet all us humans will be shocked once we realize that they've developed anti-virus technology in a week. And since ID4 has some great explosions you know a rebuilt city or two is gonna be blown up before a final battle to decide the fate of New New York.

The concept would work better if they just did something unrelated but nooooo, gotta go for the brand recognition.
 

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But i thought we wiped out there whole race?
 

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This franchise will not go quietly into the night. It will not vanish without a fight.
 

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I'm sure that if there's one thing that would eliminate the term limit amendment, it would be "dude who saved us from an alien invasion." Or maybe Pullman becomes an elder statesman promoting harmony throughout the world. I can't see Smith's character becoming President. He wouldn't sit behind a desk and make decisions. He's a fighter. But maybe Goldblum, perhaps? Some nice knish during the inauguration luncheon. Some nice mandelbread for dessert.
 

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They didn't box themselves in with any hard info on the aliens. They could have just been the expeditionary force. Next up could be a lightly armed but still seriously dangerous colonist/worker force.

Would they try and "negotiate"?

I would almost like to see a movie that treats the bad guy as smart enough not to act like a bad guy.
 

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By chance, have you seen the movie?
 

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They didn't box themselves in with any hard info on the aliens. They could have just been the expeditionary force. Next up could be a lightly armed but still seriously dangerous colonist/worker force.

Would they try and "negotiate"?

I would almost like to see a movie that treats the bad guy as smart enough not to act like a bad guy.
Umm the expeditionary force were the aliens from Roswell......... And if the aliens had all those decades to raid other planets....why didn't they upgrade their technology?...I mean I think they alluded to the fact that most of our advances in Tech came from reverse engineering from the crashed UFO.
 

LiddyRules

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I hate Burton, but I always preferred Mars Attacks to Independence Day
 

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Umm the expeditionary force were the aliens from Roswell......... And if the aliens had all those decades to raid other planets....why didn't they upgrade their technology?...I mean I think they alluded to the fact that most of our advances in Tech came from reverse engineering from the crashed UFO.
He said in the article that there is going to be a slight bump in the aliens, but there is a time differential because of space travel. Twenty years for us, just a few months for them.
 

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He said in the article that there is going to be a slight bump in the aliens, but there is a time differential because of space travel. Twenty years for us, just a few months for them.
Soooo they are space retards?

Sooooo they have FTL? nahhhhh no plot holes there. Or do I have the wrong theory of physics?
 

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Umm the expeditionary force were the aliens from Roswell......... And if the aliens had all those decades to raid other planets....why didn't they upgrade their technology?...I mean I think they alluded to the fact that most of our advances in Tech came from reverse engineering from the crashed UFO.
The Roswell mission would be a scouting party to assess resources and defensive ability. Expeditionary force would be any large scale force outfitted to fight abroad.
 

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The Roswell mission would be a scouting party to assess resources and defensive ability. Expeditionary force would be any large scale force outfitted to fight abroad.
Like the Livingstone Expedition or The Lewis and Clark Expedition pray tell?
 

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"Welcome BACK to earf!"

"My David saved you all last time and you ignore him now? Oh look, a penny."

Who doesn't want to see that?