Movie buffs have been eagerly awaiting a sequel to 1996 sci-fi thriller, ‘Independence Day’, and now their dreams have come true! Fox finally gave the green light for the next installment on Nov. 26. We can’t wait!
The plan is in action: a sequel to the beloved science-fiction disaster film, Independence Day, will hit theaters in June 2016. Fox gave the green light to the project on Nov. 26, and production will begin in May for the June 24, 2016 premiere date. So exciting!
‘Independence Day’ Sequel: Fox Greenlights Sequel To 1996 Film
Fox is currently working to secure a directing deal with Roland Emmerich, who directed the successful film in 1996, according to our sister site Deadline. We know that Roland will do an amazing job making the sequel just as epic!
Also, there may not just be one sequel, but possibly two! There are rumors that the two sequel films will be shot back-to-back, though Fox has only so far approved production for the one.
Unfortunately, Will Smith will reportedly not be reprising his starring role in the film. The script has been written and they will be casting the film after Roland’s deal is confirmed, so stay tuned!
Releasing the film in 2016 is just in time for the 20th anniversary of the original film. We can’t wait!
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— Julianne Ishler