Fans holding out hope for an SGU movie to wrap-up the series will be disappointed to hear what producer Brad Wright told this weekend’s Official Stargate Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia. Fans of the franchise will also be disheartened as well.
Looks like the series finale of SGU will be the last Stargate we’ll see for a while.
“We just recently found out that the SGU movie is not going to happen,” Wright said over the weekend (and reported by Gateworld). “It took too long. We just couldn’t get it together in time, and the window has closed. It’s actually sad for me, because after 17 years, I’m cleaning out my desk tomorrow morning.”
“It was a great ride and I felt really good about [SGU] and about Stargate in general,” Wright continued. “When something’s been a part of your life for 15 years, it kind of takes you over.”
“There are moments I’m so proud of and remember with fondness. I really enjoyed the last day of shooting ‘Unending’ [SG-1′s series finale]. And I enjoyed every day on the set of Stargate Continuum. I’m very paternal and I love watching people become great at their jobs. I’m so proud of the pier scene [in Atlantis’ Season Five episode ‘The Shrine’]. Joe [Flanigan] was so powerful in those scenes.”
Wright went on to say that the potential direct to DVD movies for SG1 and SGA are also off the table at this time, as is a movie that would have united the casts of all three Stargate shows.
And while things are bleak now, Wright says that Stargate isn’t dead.
“It’s a franchise. Stargate is not over,” he said. “Somebody smart from MGM is going to figure it out, and something will happen.” Wright said.
Sounds like it may be time to mobilize the SGU fans and petition Syfy or someone to produce a mini-series wrap-up to SGU like we got for Farscape.