Sam Rockwell says Alan Rickman’s death halted plans for a Galaxy Quest sequel

The cast were in talks with Amazon when Rickman passed away, Rockwell revealed.

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Remember all those rumblings about a Galaxy Quest TV reboot? Well, it turns out they were partially true – at least that’s what star Sam Rockwell says.

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Rockwell, who played Guy Fleegman in the 1999 comedy film about the cast of a fictional sci-fi series who found themselves in the middle of a REAL alien crisis, says a sequel was looking quite likely before Alan Rickman’s untimely passing.

Rickman played Dr Lazarus, the fictional show-within-the-movie’s alien science officer, and when he passed away after a battle with cancer earlier this year plans were halted, claims Rockwell.

“They were going to do a sequel on Amazon,” the actor revealed in a 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.”

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It is indeed, Sam. It is indeed.