Stargate Big-Screen Reboot Will Include "Elements" of SG-1

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 11:51AM
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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 - 11:51AM
Stargate Big-Screen Reboot Will Include "Elements" of SG-1
The Stargate film has become a cult sci-fi classic in its own right, but the TV shows have arguably had an even greater impact on popular culture in the intervening years. SG-1, in particular, was critically acclaimed and was the longest-running sci-fi series at the time it aired. Now, Stargate and Independence Day director Roland Emmerich says the big-screen reboot trilogy will incorporate elements from the much-beloved series.

In a recent Q&A with Empire, Emmerich was asked whether there were any aspects of the hugely successful SG-1 that would be adopted for the sequel/reboot, and the director responded:
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Elements of it will flow into the reboot, definitely. The amount of characters, for instance. It's not a two-hander like the first one with James Spader and Kurt Russell, this time it's a bigger group. Yes, there's still the James Spader character and the Kurt Russell character, but other people are equally important. James and Kurt won't come back – maybe as cameos – it'll be a younger cast.
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Obviously, there are certain aspects that were great about the show that, by definition, can't be incorporated into the films, since television allows for much more thematic and character development. But hopefully Emmerich will take parts of the mythology that were compelling in addition to the larger cast, since there's such a rich well to draw from. We'll probably see the Goa'uld in some form, since Ra was the villain of the first film, although I would be even more excited to see the Wraith from the vastly underrated Stargate Atlantis.

The as-yet-unnamed Stargate sequel is the first of a planned trilogy. No release date has been set, but it has been rumored for sometime in 2017.
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