Independence Day’s sequel to release exactly 20 years after original

The original movie released on July 3, 1996 and grossed $817 million worldwide

The sequel to Roland Emmerich’s 1996 blockbuster Independence Day will now release on July 1, 2016, almost exactly 20 years after the original movie hit the screens. 20th Century Fox had earlier thought of releasing the sequel on July 3, 2015, but the date has now been pushed to July 1, 2016, reported a website.

Emmerich has been working on the sequel with Independence Day co-writer Dean Devlin and White House Down writer-producer James Vanderbilt. Actor Will Smith, who played a pivotal role in the original, may not be seen in the sequel.

Along with Independence Day 2, three other movies were also pushed back- Josh Trank‘s Fantastic Four reboot, Matthew Vaughn‘s The Secret Service and Michael Fassbender‘s Assassin’s Creed.

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