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‘SGU’ Movie Would Have Been A Stargate Movie

Brad Wright reveals failed movie effort would have covered entire franchise

Well there you have it, “Stargate: Universe” has reached the end of its two-year journey.

Fans hoping there would be a “Stargate: Universe” movie (or any continuation of the series) will not get what they were looking for. News that MGM was bringing the Stargate movie series to an end broke last month, leaving many fans mourning the series before it even ended.

However, if the anticipated “Stargate: Universe” movie did go ahead it would not be an SGU movie and would instead be a movie covering the full Stargate franchise.

“I intended to incorporate elements from both ‘SG-1’ and ‘Atlantis’ to make it a ‘Stargate’ movie and not just a ‘Universe’ movie,” Wright told TVSquad. “The combination of elements also happened to be the only way I could think of compressing what was intended to be a longer series arc into one movie.”

Actor David Blue (who played Eli Wallace on the show) also expressed his pride for what the series was and revealed that the movie could have won over fans of the franchise who couldn’t get behind SGU.

“I feel like it would have made a lot of the fans of each series happy all at the same time, which is something I think this franchise has been missing,” Blue said. “I hate to see a schism in fandom, but it seems to be happening more and more these days … It would have been nice to see everybody congeal and come together in support of one thing.”

From its conception, “Stargate: Universe” had something of a tough time from fans of the franchise, with many seeing it as too dark too be Stargate. Meanwhile, other viewers saw it as a more grown-up take of the Stargate idea with real consequences.

Regardless of how history will see the series, Blue remains proud of his accomplishments.

“I’m really proud of how I feel about Eli having now finished the show,” he said. “I’m really proud of where he grew to and where he went, and I would love to see it further, but, to me, it was a cool place to end it.”

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