Today, 20th Century Fox officially gave the greenlight for the highly anticipated Independence Day sequel, which is to be directed once again by the first film's director, Ronald Emmerich. According to a recent report by Deadline, Independence Day 2 is expected to begin production starting in May, 2015. The film is also slated for a June 24th, 2016 release date.
Unfortunately Will Smith will not be reprising his role in the sequel, but Jeff Goldblum has expressed interest in returning to the franchise, so it's likely we'll see at least one familiar face when this film hits theaters.
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Independence Day: Resurgence June 24th, 2016
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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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