Independence Day 2 Delayed 0

independence day sequel pushed back

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.

Via: Collider.com