I may have to take a career break in 2015 at this rate. Following on from confirmation of scheduled releases year after next for Avengers 2, Star Wars VII, Man of Steel 2 (although that may get pulled forward, in which case Justice League will take the 2015 slot), and Jurassic Park 4, we have now been informed that Roland Emmerich is pushing ahead with the least anticipated follow up, Independence Day 2.
If we thought 2013 was a terrible year to try and launch a new product, 2015 is well and truly taking that particular distinction. It will be 19 years since Emmerich’s career high, and the film that launched Will Smith as a true summer blockbuster heavyweight. If it was my money being ploughed into a sequel I don’t think anyone is particularly fussed about I would probably wait an even 20 years and release it in 2016 when things are a little less insane.
But that’s why I am sat here eating cheetos in my pyjamas and not eating cheetos in a hottub in Beverly Hills.