Word broke several months ago that Amazon was developing a new Galaxy Quest project, and now we know a whole lot more about what could’ve been.
In a chat with The Nerdist podcast, actor Sam Rockwell opened up about the proposed sequel and said it was actually supposed to be shooting right about now. But the entire initiative went off the rails when Alan Rickman tragically passed away, which is, obviously, understandable. The schedule was even more complicated by Tim Allen’s commitments to his television series. Sadly, those two factors were enough to fully derail any short-term hopes for more Galaxy Quest.
Here’s an excerpt from his comments:
“They were going to do a sequel on Amazon and we were ready to sign up for, and you know, Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn’t available, he has a show, and everybody’s show was all weird. We were going to [do] this sequel on Amazon. It was going to shoot like, right now.”
Considering that Amazon’s brief attempt to revive Zombieland with an all-new cast was a total failure, it makes sense the studio would be hesitant to go that route. But a legit revival with the original cast? Fans would’ve clamored for it, and it’s an absolute shame it’ll (seemingly) never happen. Considering the original film's cult status, this certainly could've been a hit.
Would you like to have seen more Galaxy Quest, or should Hollywood leave well enough alone?