Despite a huge marketing campaign and tons and tons of hype, Independence Day: Resurgence is proving to be a huge financial disappointment for Fox, having only grossed $305,405,529 worldwide on a budget of $165 million, so it looks like it will only just about break even.
So yeah, we'll probably never see Independence Day 3, but if you want to experience more stories in the series' universe, then check out the novel Independence Day: Crucible, which you can buy here. It serves as a prequel to Resurgence, bridging the gap between the first and second alien invasions of Earth. Author Greg Keyes is an established sci-fi and fantasy writer, having previously authored both Star Wars and Elder Scrolls novels.
There's also Independence Day: The Complete Omnibus, which adapts the first film in addition to featuring two new stories (buy it here), the Resurgence novelisation, and even an awesome comic anthology called Dark Fathom.
We certainly won't be seeing a third film, but at least the Independence Day franchise will live on in the medium of literature.
Independence Day: Resurgence June 24th, 2016
More about Independence Day: Resurgence (movie)
After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
Directed by Roland Emmerich, Independence Day: Resurgence's release date is June 24th, 2016.
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