Sorry, Stargate fans. According to Variety, the planned film trilogy from Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin will not include the canon of the TV series.
Stargate began as a feature film in 1994 and eventually spawned three successful Syfy series: Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe. The latter ended in 2011.
Discussing the reboot, Devlin said the original film was always planned as a trilogy, but in order to make the story work they have to start over:
It’s not a story that can take place 20 years later. So the only way to really tell that trilogy is to go back from the beginning and start the story all over again.”
Devlin also mentioned the series were produced without either his or Emmerich’s involvement, thereby making it difficult to integrate them into the film:
It was taken away from us, and it’s tough to have your children raised by other parents, even if they do a very good job. … For us, it’s not putting down what has been done. It’s to let us finish telling our story.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Stargate TV series? Will you watch the planned film trilogy?