The long-awaited sequel to Roland Emmerich’s Sci-Fi Disaster Film Independence Day has just received a new release date, one that’s going to disappoint fans that have waited for a follow-up. Originally planned for a July 3, 2015 release in order to coincide with that year’s actual Independence Day, the movie has now been pushed back to July 1, 2016.
While it may seem like a bad idea for Fox to change the release date to something earlier than the real Independence Day, it does make sense from a business standpoint as the new release date will fall on a Friday instead of a Monday, thereby taking advantage of the holiday weekend. As for the year’s worth of delay, we believe this falls into the “they need more time to deliver a really good movie” territory.
Plot details is still scarce, with Emmerich only going so far as to state that two drafts have already been written – one that includes Will Smith’s character and one that allows for his absence. The only thing we can be sure of at this point is that it will involve aliens.