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Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) theatrical poster

In late 1977, after the successful reception of Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Spielberg expressed interest in filming a sequel or a prequel.

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. Steven Spielberg himself felt that "The army's knowledge and ensuing cover-up is so subterranean that it would take a creative screen story, perhaps someone else making the picture and giving it the equal time it deserves".
  2. He also didn't want developer Columbia Pictures to make a sequel without him, which had happened with Universal Pictures' Jaws.


  • The sequel was permanently cancelled.
  • As of 2024, nothing new came out of the project.
  • The first film was stand-alone