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Skittles
skittles
5 years ago

I can’t believe anyone would actually want to see this. The Stargate film is, by far, the weakest aspect of the franchise (other than the cartoon). All three TV series were FAR superior to that weakly written and directed movie. Emmerich is a complete hack, and letting him do a sequel to that film instead of continuing the TV franchise is a massively stupid decision.

suellenyjo
suellenyjo
5 years ago

I am beyond excited. The original movie is what started the whole franchise, it was my introduction to the Stargate saga and it’s because of it’s success that the Stargate series even existed. Emmerich never did get the chance to tell the complete story the way he wanted to, and I’m nothing if not curious about where he intended it to go. I love the Stargate universe and everything about the shows, but they had their day in the sun. As much as I would love them to continue, I feel that they’ve run a healthy course. The Stargate universe… Read more »

Yorel
Yorel
5 years ago

So let me get this straight…
Independence Day, which was based upon the script for a Stargate Sequel, is getting made into a trilogy, in which they want to “world build”.
At the same time they want to reboot Stargate, who’s main popularity lies, not with casual audiences but with the TV series fans, so that they can “tell the story they always wanted to”…

Mel86
Mel86
5 years ago

Unless Emmerich concedes that the TV franchise is his strongest weapon and acknowledge that, I think any Stargate movie he makes may only generate moderate interest.

Majorsal
majorsal
5 years ago

this is stupid, and this is selfish on the part of emmerich/devlin.

if mgm thinks giving the stargate franchise back to emmerich/devlin will breath new life into the franchise, i think both parties are in for a rude awakening.

17 seasons worth of stargate stories is going to be something *very* hard for emmerich and devlin to surpass.

but what do i know? i’m just a FAN.

Hewittor
hewittor
5 years ago

It’s like they want to revive the franchise just to kill it again.

QuinnMallory
QuinnMallory
5 years ago

Meh. The best part of the Stargate franchise was the TV series. I saw the original movie and wasn’t all that impressed by it. The involvement of RDA was what drew me in (I grew up a huge MacGyver fan). With that said, I’m not saying that the reboot will be terrible. I will watch it, but not expecting to be blown away.

Pioneering
5 years ago

I’m not going to pass judgement on a Devlin/Emmerich Stargate re-boot until I’ve actually seen the movie. That said, I’m keeping my expectations low.

Sylvia
Sylvia
5 years ago

I have no interest in the movie other than to comment that I have no interest in the movie.

TH0R
TH0R
5 years ago

If (emmerich || devlin == respect TV series){
get good movie;
}else{
FAIL;
}
……..Bazinga…….

Jesmondo
Jesmondo
5 years ago

Sheesh, series fanbois foaming mouth much? Stargate creators Emmerich and Devlin do not need to respect the series stories; if they did, in my opion that would be very lame and unimaginative of them; which of course they won’t do. Give the film a chance, remember that it was the two guys creation in the first place and if you really consider things there are quite a number of differences to make this very separate the series, bar the main device. Don’t like prospect of a new films? Don’t watch them. SG-1 and spin offs had good innings. Just so… Read more »

TH0R
TH0R
5 years ago

Um……respect does not mean keep everything the same. Imagination is good. But keep with the general theme, I don’t see the need to start over and disregard everything from previous movie and all series. If I was gonna be anal about it, I would mention the differences between the movie and sg1 and so forth. But I won’t as I don’t really think it’s an issue. I just believe that they face alienating the current fan base which could really effect post cinema revenues e.g. dvd sales or purchase from digital sources. I also believe that a rehashed effort would… Read more »

Dawesstategate
Dawesstategate
5 years ago

Great news but it could take 3 to 5 years to be made. I think this new star gate will be about on the lines of SGU.

Majorsal
majorsal
5 years ago

devlin and emmerich are jealous, and always have been. while their movie was moderately successful and did spawn a new series based on it – the series is what made it a hit. and they know this. i can understand emmerich and devlin wanting it back, but they’ll never have the critical or fan success they’ve always wanted. the tv franchise trumps it in every single way. and they know this too. i can even understand mgm wanting to start over, but the fans of stargate are *way* more for the tv franchise. it’s also way too soon to be… Read more »

Scrapper
Scrapper
5 years ago

They are ignoring what the fans want… again
Can’t they remember what happened with SGU?

Eventhorizon
Eventhorizon
5 years ago

I dont know why Devlin hates the series so much. I recently watched the 15th anniversary version, and Delvin made it very clear that the film has nothing to do with the series. I enjoyed the movie when it first came, but I absolutely fell in love with the series. To be honest the only thing the film has over the series is the soundtrack and score. I think David Arnold composed one of the best soundtracks in the history of cinema. Since it’s a reboot, I dont realy care if it’s tied in with tne series or not, ive… Read more »

Themaingmaster
themaingmaster
5 years ago

What bugs me is that they got the green light for SG months ago, and just weeks ago got the green light for Independence Day II … and now, SG will have to wait till AFTER ID4 part 2. GROAN :(

Blistna
5 years ago

Guys, chill out. I’m a huge fan of Stargate SG-1, Atlantis and even SGU. I actually don’t like the movie. But I’m going to give movie a shot. I’d like to see where the gate came from in their “world”.

And making the movie based off the show wouldn’t be smart. It’s no where as big as Star Trek. They need to find a happy balance of keeping fans happy and getting new fans. Hopefully they do better than SGU, which killed the series (although I love that show!)