Jeff Goldblum Says Independence Day: Resurgence Could Lead to More Sequels

Monday, 25 April 2016 - 10:26AM
Independence Day: Resurgence
Monday, 25 April 2016 - 10:26AM
Jeff Goldblum Says Independence Day: Resurgence Could Lead to More Sequels
Independence Day: Resurgence is coming this summer, and it will up the ante with even bigger aliens and more destructive explosions, as sequels are wont to do. But could this be the beginning of a multi-movie franchise? (Yes. The answer is always yes.) 

According to the cast, the film will expand the mythology of the films, and leave the door open for more sequels. Last week at CinemaCon, new addition Maika Monroe (It Follows, The Guest) said that the aliens will not only be returning from the first film, but bringing some friends. "We also learn that there might be other species, too," she teased in an interview with Fandango (via Slashfilm). "Not just those aliens."

Then, everyone's favorite returning star Jeff Goldblum hinted that if Resurgence performs well, then more sequels will be in the works:

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"I think what they have in mind is that if this is well enjoyed, then they have some ideas. And there may even be an artful reference towards the end of the movie of what could [happen next]. It sets up the possibility that it's not over – that the fat lady has not yet sung."
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This is, of course, unsurprising news, since in today's climate, all blockbusters are pretty much guaranteed sequels if they perform well financially. Plus, the fact that the studio is adding high-profile young actors like Monroe and Liam Hemsworth indicates that they may be trying to pass on the torch to a younger generation. But it's exciting to hear that the writers already have ideas brewing for future sequels, and that we may be able to look for clues and Easter eggs at the end of the film.

Independence Day: Resurgence opens on June 24.
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