Sam Rockwell: Alan Rickman's death halted 'Galaxy Quest 2'

Today we also mourn the loss of the Galaxy Quest sequel that will never be.

By Saher Khalil, Larry King Now

Months after his passing, we've all had to come to terms with the painful fact that Alan Rickman will no longer grace the screen in any new roles.  

And now, just to add to the pain, we learn that the possibility of a Galaxy Quest sequel is only but a distant dream.

The 1999 cult sci-fi comedy also starred Sam Rockwell, who recently explained that the sequel fell apart after Rickman’s death:

“They were going to do a sequel on Amazon,” Rockwell told Chris Hardwick on his Nerdist podcast. “We were ready to sign up, and [then] Alan Rickman passed away and Tim Allen wasn’t available – he has a show – and everybody’s schedule was all weird.  It was going to shoot, like, right now.  And how do you fill that void of Alan Rickman?  That’s a hard void to fill.”

Knowing that we would have been able to see Rickman play one of his most beloved roles again makes the wound of losing him feel that much more fresh.  But Rockwell was right in saying it would've been a tough void to fill: not just for Galaxy Quest 2, but for movie fans everywhere.  

Watch this interview with Sam Rockwell to learn about what new projects he's working on:

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