Earlier this week, Twentieth Century Fox announced that production on a sequel to the 1996 sci-fi epic 'Independence Day' had been greenlit, but the studio were silent on the previously announced second sequel, which was mooted to be filmed concurrently. Now, co-producer Dean Devlin, speaking to the NerdReport has confirmed that the production team is focusing on one sequel first.
"We decided just to do one first to make sure that people like where we're going. If that works well, there's an ability to do some world building which would be really fun and interesting to do. I think Roland and everybody felt, let's just make sure 20 years later that people still are interested. I think in our case, we started to feel that maybe we were being a little bit arrogant by assuming that we could do two movies. We said you know what, let's scale it down. Let's first make sure that it works for everyone."
'Independence Day 2' will arrive just in time for Independence Day 2016, which marks 20 years since the release of the first film.