Although the first Stargate SG-1 movie (The Ark of Truth) was a little lack luster, after watching the second Stargate SG-1 movie (Stargate Continuum) I’ve been very eager for a third movie. After all, Stargate Continuum was brilliant. Good news is Stargate SG-1 co-creator Brad Wright is working on it. Bad news is, we’re going to have to wait until at least 2010 for it to hit our screens.
Though the third movie has no title yet, word is the film will focus on Jack O’Neill. Yep, Richard Dean Anderson will be back in the lead role. O’Neill’s character is cool, but between you and me, I’d prefer he wasn’t going to be the pivotal focus. His time has come and gone in my view and, just like in Stargate Continuum, I personally would prefer to see him only as a guest star these days. Yet, I can’t complain entirely. The second word is that Claudia Black won’t be in the next movie, so no Vala Mal Doran. I’m not unhappy about that, because whilst she’s mildly amusing, overall she’s the most annoying thing about SG-1 in my view. It might be just me, but I didn’t go for her in Farscape either, so a movie length SG-1 without her presence is music to my ears.
The next movie is being written by Brad Wright and Stargate Atlantis writer-producer Carl Binder. Given how much I’ve enjoyed Atlantis, especially in the last couple of seasons, I’m pretty pleased to hear that.
There is a little let-down though. Although we’re getting an SG-1 movie made for DVD, Stargate Atlantis Executive Producer Joseph Mallozzi has stated that MGM won’t or at least haven’t committed to a theatrical release film. Maybe they are scared of spending money, or maybe they want a different team of production talent behind any big-budget Stargate film. Whatever the case is, the powers that be are holding off on a big budget Stargate film for now. And that bites.