Roland Emmerich, director of The Day After Tomorrow, 2012 and Godzilla hasn’t generally run around screaming about his sexuality at the top of his lungs. However he is gay, and indeed has said in recent years he’s been getting more involved in LGBT causes, such as the Gay & Lesbian Centre in Los Angeles.
Now he’s suggesting that he wants to bring a gay character into Independence Day 2, the planned sequel to his 1996 hit movie. Talking to the Huffington Post, he was asked if he would consider including gay rights in the storyline of one of his films.
He said, “Actually in the next Independence Day there is a gay character.” However when pressed for more info, he declined to comment. It’s safe to say though that the gay character won’t be the lead, as Hollywood is still rather afraid of that in its big budget movies.
It’s not the only gay theme Emmerich is thinking of bringing into one of his films, as he’s also planning a movie about the Stonewall riots, but that’s unlikely to come until after Independence Day 2, which is due out in 2015.