Twentieth Century Fox announced the news of the action sci-fi film sequel, but it was the 1996 film's co-screenwriter Dean Devlin that had his doubts about doing a sequel. "We resisted doing the sequel for years because we still wanted to honor the first one. The first one gave us all careers and we really love that movie and loved the experience," he toldThe Hollywood Reporter
this past year. "I feel like we got it. I think it took a long time, but I feel like we finally got something that really feels like, 'That’s worth seeing as a sequel to Independence Day."