Sure, Will Smith might demand too high a paycheck to return for the upcoming Independence Day sequel — but he’s not the only guy who helped fight off the alien hordes.
In an interview with Time, 1990s movie star Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park, ID4) revealed he has been in contact with producers Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin to talk about potentially reprising his role as hacker David Levinson. Hey, if he could hack the aliens with a 1990s Apple PowerBook, imagine the damage he could do with a modern-day MacBook Air.
Here’s an excerpt from what Goldblum said about the long-gestating sequel:
“I had a meeting and have been talking over the last several months or year with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the producer, and they’ve been cooking up and say they have a part for me in what they hope will be a plan to make another one pretty soon … [T]hey’re still talking about it and I’ve heard recent rumblings here and there about it, and ‘Oh, there’s a scripting coming in’ — maybe last weekend there was a script handed in, so it’s brewing.”
There has been talk of an Independence Day sequel for years, and though we do know it’s officially in development now, we still don’t know what form it’ll take. There have been reports of two parallel scripts — one with Will Smith and one without —though, apparently, talks with Smith might’ve cooled. But, Goldblum is long overdue for a renaissance and is still a recognizable face. C’mon Emmerich and Devlin, make it happen.
What do you think? Would you like to see Goldblum back to duke it out with another alien attack?