Stargate: Revolution

Spoilers | Summary

The third SG-1 movie was to focus on Jack O'Neill, in a story about the top-secret Stargate program finally going public.

U.S. RELEASE DATE: Cancelled
WRITTEN BY: Brad Wright & Carl Binder

CURRENT STATUS: After Stargate: Revolution spent more than two years in limbo, Brad Wright announced on April 17, 2011, that MGM would not be producing this or any other Stargate movies in the near future. Although a script was written and at one point production looked to be ready to move forward, Stargate: Revolution will not be produced.

Below you will find everything stated publicly about the film, starting with the earliest information.


  • "For me, an SG-1 movie should include O'Neill. That's how I feel about Stargate. ... [The third Stargate movie] is an O'Neill story, and I would include as many of our cast as we could, both financially and in terms of availability. These are talented people. They may well not be available at our beck and call when the next time we want to make a movie. And that's what happens.

    "But you know what? They have a good time when they come, and I think these guys had a good time making Continuum. Is it likely we'll ever get them all again? That's kind of unlikely just because of the math. But our core folks – I will move heaven and earth to get them if I can.

    "I think Jack and Daniel and Carter and Teal'c – and Mitchell now, to a certain extent, and Landry now, to a certain extent – are part of the fabric of SG-1. Fans will get mad at me if I don't put them in." (Writer and executive producer Brad Wright, in an April 2008 interview with GateWorld)
  • "The next movie will be much more Jack-centric" – moreso than Stargate: Continuum. "That's all I could get him for. He'll be much more involved in the next one."

    "... I thought Claudia [Black] was terrific in Continuum, but Vala won't be returning in the third movie."

    "... The DVDs came out of a desire to prove we could make movies. I think we surprised the studio with what we could do on a small budget, but not enough to let us make a big Stargate feature." (Writer and executive producer Brad Wright, in a January 2009 Q&A with fans at Joseph Mallozzi's blog)
  • Murmurs came in April 2009 from cast and producers that MGM had given a green light to begin production, with filming probably in the fall of 2009 (after filming on the first season of Stargate Universe concluded in October). This did not pan out, due largely to the state of the economy and MGM's own financial woes:
  • "I can almost guarantee we are proceeding with the SG-1 movie this year. ... When we start shooting the Stargate SG-1 movie depends on whether we do the two movies [the SG-1 film, and frst the Atlantis film] back-to-back." (Writer and executive producer Brad Wright, in an April 2009 interview with GateWorld)
  • "The Stargate SG-1 movie will probably start shooting in the fall. I say 'probably' because there are a lot of deals that have to be finished being put in place before that can actually happen. That would leave the summer [of 2010] as the release time, roughly around the same as Continuum."

    "... I had a story idea that really worked with O'Neill. And it's not just his character, by any means. It's a Stargate story that brings O'Neill back in a big way." (Writer and executive producer Brad Wright, on stage at Creation Entertainment's April 2009 Vancouver Stargate convention)
  • "The movie has been green-lit. There are so few details beyond the 'go ahead,' but I sat next to Charlie Cohen and across from Brad Wright at dinner two weeks ago (the cast dinner for the launch of Stargate Universe), and just an hour prior to sitting down to mediocre cuisine, Charlie had announced MGM's intention to make the next Stargate movie." (Actor Richard Dean Anderson, in an April 2009 message on his official Web site)
  • "We're ready to go. We're just waiting for the right opportunity. We want to be successful with it. The studio wants to be successful, and we really don't want to proceed with something in the wrong climate, which I think financially it is right now.

    "... We were very successful with the first two SG-1 movies. Since then, the economics have changed a little bit. DVDs aren't selling the same way they were when we released those even just a year, and a year and a half ago.

    "... The SG-1 [movie], I think, takes place sometime in an intermediary period between when the SG-1 movies left off and when Universe began." (Stargate executive producer Robert C. Cooper, in an August 2009 interview with SciFi Wire)
  • The third SG-1 movie has the working title Stargate: Revolution, writer-producer Joseph Mallozzi revealed on his blog.
  • Will we ever see all of Earth's ships together in a battle? "Quite possibly in Stargate: Revolution, the next SG-1 movie." (Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)
  • "Let's just say the story stems from an issue that has plagued Stargate Command since its inception." (Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)
  • "When it gets made (and I say 'when' and not 'if'), fans will have Brad Wright to thank. As the movie's co-writer and producer, he has been tireless in working to keep the project alive and in discussions. Even during these seemingly extended lulls where it may seem like progress has stalled and things have fallen silent, he's been very vocal, pushing to ensure that fans of SG-1 get their movie. So, when it finally happens, you'll have Brad Wright to thank."

    But what about the Atlantis movie? "Brad isn't producing the Atlantis movie. He's co-writing and executive producing the SG-1 movie and, in his capacity as said movie's Executive Producer, has lobbied hard to keep the project front and center and very much alive through this extended holding pattern." (Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)
  • Is the new moon base mentioned by Carter at the end of Continuum going to come up again? "It may come in the (hopefully) not too distant future." (Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)
  • "Brad, as Stargate: Revolution's co-writer and executive producer, has had several discussions with the studio about moving forward with the SG-1 movie. Despite the delay, the mood is fairly confident that Revolution will move into production eventually. It's just a matter of when. No news on the Atlantis movie front. That's not to say it won't get made, just that Paul and I have not had similar discussion with the studio with regard to Extinction." (Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)
  • "Even though we'd struck the SG-1 and Atlantis sets, I still held out hope for both movies because, in the case of Stargate: Revolution, the lion's share of the action would have been off-world and ship-based while, in the case of Stargate: Extinction, although there was some action on Atlantis itself (eminently achievable through the magic of VFX), much of the story takes place on Earth and off-world." (Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)
  • Did the writers plan to reveal the existence of the Stargate to the world at some point? "This subject (the revelation and its many implications) would have formed the plot for the planned SG-1 movie, Stargate: Revolution." (Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)
  • "There's a dinner scene in the first draft of Stargate: Revolution that made it pretty clear that Jack and Sam were, in fact, together." (Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)
  • "Making the Stargate public was a big part of the Stargate: Revolutions script, the third SG-1 movie that, alas, was never produced." (Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a post at his blog)
  • "The third SG-1 movie, Stargate: Revolution, involved the Stargate program going public and ... to be honest, I don’t remember the details. I remember reading the first draft and being awed by the deep space ship battles, action sequences, and Jack and Sam dinner scene." (Executive producer Joseph Mallozzi, in a July 2020 post at his blog)
  • "That script wasn't really finished. There was a rough draft, but I had just begun my pass on it when they pulled the plug, so it's not in a place I would want the world to see it." (Writer and executive producer Brad Wright, in a 2022 Reddit AMA)