Independence Day 2 pushed back to 2016

Won’t actually open on Independence Day

Roland Emmerich’s long awaited sequel to Independence Day has received a brand new release date, with the film set to be shunted back to 2016.

Fox had initially planned to launch the film on 3 July 2015, but has pushed the film back by nearly a year, into a new slot on 1 July 2016.

While many would have no doubt liked to have seen the film released on Independence Day itself, Fox would seemingly rather launch on a Friday than a Monday, in order to take advantage of the holiday weekend.

Little is known about the plot of the sequel, although Emmerich had previously revealed that two versions of the film have been written, one including Will Smith’s character and one allowing for his absence.

Michael B. Jordan has also been linked to the project, which will apparently focus upon the children of the original characters. And aliens, presumably. Don’t forget the aliens…

Are you excited for the sequel? Tell us, below!


    • FBMHobbs

      Nov 13th 2013, 8:30

      Keep pushing I say.....

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    • Jareth64

      Nov 13th 2013, 12:43

      I remember seeing the first one as a school kid in 1996. It will have a nostalgic appeal, no doubt. Let's hope Jeff Goldblum's in it.

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    • 2Dglasses

      Nov 13th 2013, 15:37

      I was interested in this until they mentioned the characters children. Such lazy, lazy writing. Just have the old guard and a younger few up and coming action stars.

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    • Desperation

      Nov 13th 2013, 22:10

      Somewhat off topic, but i don't think you needed to say it had been pushed back by "nearly a year". As it's been pushed back from 03/07/15 to 01/07/16, so 363 days, i think it would have been perfectly acceptable to say it'd been pushed back "a year".

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    • Ali1748

      Nov 14th 2013, 10:12

      It's too late now they might as well bin the movie.

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    • Hadouken76

      Nov 15th 2013, 18:16

      Rather see a sequel to Stargate.

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