INDEPENDENCE DAY Sequel Set to Open July 1, 2016

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This Tuesday has been renamed “Release Date Tuesday” since release dates for Hercules: The Legend Begins, the Fantastic Four reboot, the Assassin’s Creed adaptation, Matthew Vaughn’s The Secret Service, Susan Cooper and an untitled Vince Vaughn movie were all announced today.  Add another big one to the list as 20th Century Fox pushed back Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day sequel from July 3, 2015 to to July 1, 2016.  For those of you who are old enough to remember the original, that’s almost 20 years to the day from its July 3, 1996 release.  Coincidentally (or perhaps not), the sequel’s plot also takes place two decades after the events of the first film.  Hit the jump for more.

Variety reported on the date delay for the Independence Day sequel.  We’re not exactly sure whether or not star Will Smith will be returning to the sequel, but Emmerich apparently has a script to handle either scenario.  Either way, the film may star Michael B. Jordan in a story that centers on the children of the original characters.  There’s still a lot up in the air as far as the sequels are concerned, but now there is plenty of time to get them all sussed out, as the filmmakers will have two-and-a-half years to bring the picture to the screen.  Check back in a year to see how far along the movie(s) is/are coming along.  In the meantime, take a gander at the original trailer for Independence Day:




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  • Leo Spaceman

    They need to offer Will Smith 35 million dollars to do this movie and not even hesitate. I don’t know what to expect in terms of quality, I could all but assure the producers that the opening weekend will easily have a 35 millions dollar difference depending on whether or not Smith is in the film.

    • real talk

      well if you could assure it, thats all that matters

    • Realist

      Will Smith does not open movies like he used to anymore. That would be financial suicide for the studio.

      • Sweet Pea

        Are you crazy… Leo Spaceman has “all but assured” the producers that Will Smith will yield at least a $35m differential on opening weekend.

      • Sweet Pea

        Are you crazy… Leo Spaceman has “all but assured” the producers that Will Smith will yield at least a $35m differential on opening weekend.

    • Realist

      Will Smith does not open movies like he used to anymore. That would be financial suicide for the studio.

  • Sweet Pea

    The only real news left for this is whether or not Will Smith appears. The way his career has gone lately, could be a good move for him.

    • ZAR

      Let him die in the first five minutes. Best career move ever after Wild Wild West.

    • ZAR

      Let him die in the first five minutes. Best career move ever after Wild Wild West.

  • Sweet Pea

    The only real news left for this is whether or not Will Smith appears. The way his career has gone lately, could be a good move for him.

  • ZAR

    Let’s see… as soon as the country needs a patriotic “thumbs up”-movie, Incompetence Day gets a sequel? Where will the next war be that needs this kinda propaganda? Same middle eastern as ever?

    Famous German director “dont’ya & like’ya”* was already in dire need of cash, I presume?

    * Listen to The Patriot’s dvd-audio commentary if you don’t know what I’m talking about. How they let this moron record such an unprepared track is beyond me. They must have at least laughed their asses off when they put it on the disc to torture the consumers.

  • ZAR

    Let’s see… as soon as the country needs a patriotic “thumbs up”-movie, Incompetence Day gets a sequel? Where will the next war be that needs this kinda propaganda? Same middle eastern as ever?

    Famous German director “dont’ya & like’ya”* was already in dire need of cash, I presume?

    * Listen to The Patriot’s dvd-audio commentary if you don’t know what I’m talking about. How they let this moron record such an unprepared track is beyond me. They must have at least laughed their asses off when they put it on the disc to torture the consumers.

    • Sweet Pea

      Incompetence Day… I see what you did there!! Hilarious.

      • mbmarquis69

        Considering that the sequel takes place 20 years later perhaps it should now be Incontinence Day.

      • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

        ^^

  • Zoidbert

    I wonder what Emmerich is going to rip off for his story this time around? I mean, he grafted the George Pal version of WAR OF THE WORLDS onto a modern effects film; what’s ripe for the picking this time?

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  • KB

    Funny how much trailers have changed. I remember the original trailer looked awesome & was exciting. Now it looks like a student film.

    • Chris

      I disagree. If anything, modern CGI effects look very cartoonish compared to past FX blockbusters. I’ve always thought one of Roland Emmerich’s strengths was making miniatures look convincingly real. Calling it a student film is a bit harsh. Have you seen any of the garbage produced on the Sci-fy channel?

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