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Will There Be A Sequel To Moonfall?

Master of cinematic disaster Roland Emmerich is set on giving the world a hammering with his latest film, "Moonfall." Harking back to the likes of "Independence Day" and "The Day After Tomorrow," the new film sees Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, and John Bradley scramble to figure out why the Moon is falling into our atmosphere (which it most definitely shouldn't do). As anticipated, cities will fall, heroes will rise, and someone at some point is going to make a speech you'll have no choice but to salute to. These are the all-important ingredients Emmerich includes in many of his blockbuster outings, which have been one and done gigs, for the most part.

Throughout his long career working on huge, elaborate action-disaster films, "Independence Day" was the only film he returned to for a new installment. Not met with nearly as much success as its predecessor, "Independence Day: Resurgence" earned over $389 million at the box office (via Box Office Mojo), and a Rotten Tomatoes critics score of only 30%. With that in consideration, could Emmerich dare to see a future with "Moonfall"? As revealed in a recent interview, that may well be the case.

Moonfall's director Roland Emmerich has two more sequels in mind

While talking with The Hollywood Reporter, Emmerich was asked if he could see himself getting back into the director's chair for another "Moonfall" movie. As he is never one to do things in halves, Emmerich revealed that he has not one, but two more movies in mind to follow the 2022 film. The director explained his opinion on the matter, saying, "If it's an enormous, enormous success, why not?" He then suggested a plan, stating, "What I will then do, is do two and three together. And have a real, clear cliffhanger [in between]." 

Cutting things down the middle is a common plan that fans eat up. As far back as "The Matrix" and "Harry Potter," franchises have dared to tease fans with a cut to black before the final installment — Emmerich is just more likely do it with the world on fire and someone saying "God help us" before the credits roll. Of course, that's only if it's a good, successful transmission with "Moonfall" and audiences will want to return to the theater to watch more of this universe. You can judge for yourself when the film falls into theaters on February 4.