At a press event for Roland Emmerich’s 2012, the director talked about how historically he’s been against sequels, but would like to make an exception with Independence Day:
“I think everybody has a defining moment or a defining film who works in this business. It’s the one I think I will be remembered for. I kind of think it would be great to do.”
Emmerich also said that one of the reasons why it’s taken so long for a sequel is because he didn’t want to make one while George W. Bush was president. That’s changed now with Barack Obama in office:
“In Independence Day, it was about a king who leads his country into a fight against an outside invader. I didn’t want to make that movie during the Bush years. It was not thought that George W. Bush would have made a great king. Now with Obama, it’s another story.”
The plot of the sequel will focus on the President and his efforts to lead the country. You can watch a video of the roundtable after the jump.
Source: Cinema Blend