Independence Day: Resurgence Producer Won’t Be Part Of A Third Film

It seems producer/writer Dean Devlin of the popular Independence Day franchise has no plans of making a sequel to the 2016 released film Independence Day: Resurgence.

LRM caught up with Dean Devlin over the weekend while he was promoting his new horror thriller Bad Samaritan at WonderCon in Anaheim, California.  When Devlin was asked about the potential for another Independence Day film, he didn’t specifically state that there wouldn’t be a third film.

In fact, he tried to separate himself from the franchise, saying, “I don’t know. I don’t know. Currently, I personally have no plans on doing another one.”

Notably, the first Independence Day movie released back in 1996 was a worldwide hit at the global box office with a total collection of more than $817 million ($306 million domestically, $511 million overseas). The jaw-dropping action-blockbuster solidified Will Smith as a film star. The film was successful enough to call for the makers to go for a sequel.

Interestingly, it took around 20 years for the filmmakers to release the sequel film titled Independence Day: Resurgence. As the success of the first film doesn’t guarantee that the sequel will also turn out to be as successful, the same happened with Resurgence.

Although the sequel earned around $390M worldwide, almost double its budget of $165M, it wasn’t as well received by the audiences as the first film. The critics panned Independence Day: Resurgence heavily. The film it earned a rating of 30 percent on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes. This likely influenced audiences’ lukewarm reception to the film. On top of it, Independence Day: Resurgence was also nominated for Worst Picture and Worst Director by the Razzies.

It may be the case that the failure of the Resurgence has restricted the makers from making a sequel to the 2016 film.  At this point of time, it remains a mystery if fans will ever get to see a new Independence Day franchise movie.

Do you think a sequel for the Resurgence should be made? Let us know in comments below.



The Big Bang Theory creator reveals some of the show’s writers didn’t want Sheldon to get married

“This would never be something Sheldon would do.”

The Big Bang Theory season 10 episode 10 - Sheldon and Amy

Bill Prady has revealed that at least one of The Big Bang Theory writers didn’t want Sheldon Cooper to get married.

The genius is currently engaged to Amy Farrah Fowler on the show, with the pair planning their wedding for what seems like an eternity (but in reality, since Sheldon proposed in the season 10 finale).

However, speaking to Digital Spy, series co-creator Prady revealed some of the show’s writers initially disapproved of the forthcoming union, as they believed it wasn’t something Sheldon would do.

Hopefully, they’ve come around.

Jim Parsons as Sheldon in 'The Big Bang Theory'

“Then there were people who said, ‘Well, because you’re saying that, let’s see if there’s a way he might do it’, so that was a wonderful and awesome process.”

Sheldon and Amy almost got married already this series, as they headed to the courthouse before changing their mind and waiting for a big wedding.

Executive producer Steve Holland previously said the nuptials are expected to happen before season 11 is out. So, what can we expect from the wedding of such brilliant minds?

The Big Bang Theory fans left aghast as season 10 finale leaves one big question unanswered

“It’s going to meet all of your needs,” Prady added. “You will want for nothing. That’s my personal guarantee to you.”

Can’t wait.

The Big Bang Theory airs on CBS in the US and on E4 in the UK.


Avengers: Infinity War- Captain America & Iron Man Reunited In Empire Textless Poster

Marvel Studios and Disney are currently busy promoting Avengers: Infinity War. The fact that fans will get a glimpse of all their favorite Marvel superheroes on one single screen is enough to bring audiences to the movie theatres. But, the film studio wants to leave no stone unturned to ensure that the upcoming Avengers film breaks all box office records left and right.

Empire Magazine recently rolled out textless versions of six Avengers: Infinity Warcovers. The covers in question feature unique groups of characters from the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy. The textless Avengers: Infinity War posters provide some detailed looks at some of the superheroes’ costumes.

There’ also one big Thanos poster that shows the Mad Titan wearing the Infinity Gauntlet. Interestingly, the gauntlet has just two Infinity stones- the Power Stone and the Space Stone. In the movie and as revealed in the trailer, Thanos will be seen on a quest to acquire all the six Infinity Stones including the Soul Stone, the Space Stone, the Mind Stone, the Power Stone, the Reality Stone and the Time Stone that will grant him power over space, time and all reality.

Another poster that is interesting enough is the one which shows Captain America and Iron Man reunited. Fans are quite keen on knowing whether or not Captain America and Iron Man’s reunion is going to happen on the big screen. The poster shows the two fan-favorite superheroes alongside two strong female characters Black Widow and Shuri. You can check out the posters below.

The Joe and Anthony Russo directed film Avengers: Infinity War has already smashed ticket pre-sale records. The film is also expected to score the MCU’s highest opening weekend at the box office, with estimates of around $215 million.

Avengers: Infinity War will be released in theatres on April 27th.

Have you pre-booked Avengers: Infinity War ticket for yourself? Let us know in comments below.