"Independence Day 2" Confirmed : Will Smith Not Included.

Ever since Independence Day owned the summer box office in 1996 fans of the film have been wondering when a sequel might happen, and today, Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox has finally given the green light to Independence Day 2. The studio still has to hash out the details before director Roland Emmerich is officially onboard, but that's probably just a formality. Production on the sequel will begin in May. It'll give the film a good shot of making its pre-announced June 24, 2016 release date, which will also mark the 20th anniversary of the original film.
An inside source has told Deadline that Fox only gave a green light for a single film. That may surprise some as Emmerich has previously mentioned doing a trilogy and shooting two films back-to-back. The screenplay was written by Carter Blanchard, Roland Emmerich, Dean Devlin, and screenwriter James Vanderbilt provided the final polish.
Over the past few years, interest in the sequel has picked up steam as director Roland Emmerich has been teasing the potential storylines. In September of 2013, Emmerich told Empire, "It’s a parallel history. Humans rebuild whatever they have – bigger, newer, shinier – and then they forget. Maybe, 20 years later, [the aliens are] never coming back…"


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