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We've been waiting a long time for a sequel to Independence Day and now it looks like we'll be waiting a little longer...
On the heels of yesterday's news of other movies being pushed back by the studio, 20th Century Fox has announced that Independence Day 2 (or ID Forever Part I) will now be released on July 3rd, 2016 instead of its original date of July 1st, 2015.
It's new release date means the movie will be unleashed almost 20 years to the day that Roland Emmerich's 1996 blockbuster wowed audiences.
The first movie was a mega success and brought in $817 million worldwide.
Although he is unconfirmed, there have been several rumours running around that Will Smith won't be returning for the sequel. Dean Devlin said a few months back that there are currently two scripts in place: one that features Captain Steve Hiller and one that doesn't.
Yesterday, 20th Century Fox announced »
The sequel to Independence Day, titled ID Forever Part I, has now been pushed back a year to July 1st, 2016, according to Entertainment Weekly. The new release date falls just two days shy of the original movie's 20th anniversary.
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The movie will take place, fittingly, two decades after the conclusion of the first one, when alien reinforcements show up in response to a distress call sent out before Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum finished defeating the original invaders. The new story will »
Briefly: Nothing major since this is still so far away, but 20th Century Fox has rescheduled Independence Day 2 from the summer of 2015 to the summer of 2016. The sequel took years to finally come together with Roland Emmerich back at the helm, but it looks like they're holding onto it for another year for production timing and to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the original. If you can really believe it (doesn't seem that long ago), Independence Day was released almost 20 years ago, in July of 1996. The sequel, tentatively titled ID Forever Part I, will arrive on July 1st, 2016 (via BoxOfficeMojo). The summer of 2015 is already overcrowded anyway, with Avengers 2, Jurassic World and lots more. We'll keep an eye on ID2's progress. »
- Alex Billington
Over the past few months, the idea that Will Smith may be involved in Independence Day 2 - a.k.a. ID Forever Part I - has been up in the air. Some reports signal that he will be returning to the film that made him a star, while others have said he priced them out of any chance of a return. Director Roland Emmerich has taken this on board and has developed Two scripts, one that involves Will Smith's Captain Steven Hiller and another that does not.
During the latest press junket for the Blu-Ray release for White House Down, Emmerich commented on the status of ID Forever Part I, "A daily battle… The budget, the schedules, the actors... [but] it's looking good." When asked if Will Smith will be returning, he commented "James Vanderbilt has written two versions of the script." Personally, if Smith is involved or not I »
- Gary Collinson
Looks like Michael B. Jordan will be pretty busy for the next few years. The "Fruitvale Station" star revealed in a recent interview with The Associated Press that he's in talks for a number of exciting projects, and confirmed that he auditioned for a part in "Star Wars: Episode VII."
Jordan told the AP that he auditioned for an unspecified role -- and he didn't handle a lightsaber -- in the first chapter of the new "Star Wars" trilogy, set for release in 2015.
"I mean, everybody's going in on this project. They're trying to figure out what they want," Jordan said. "That's another incredible franchise. It's pretty crazy! ... We'll see how it happens. I don't know how I can do everything."
That "everything" Jordan referred to includes the other rumored projects that are up next for the budding blockbuster star. One of his next films will be a "Rocky" spinoff, »
- Katie Roberts
Chronicle and Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan is certainly popular these days; over the past couple of months he's been linked to the role of Johnny Storm in The Fantastic Four and Apollo Creed's grandson in the Rocky spin-off Creed, and now we can add another film to that list with The Wrap reporting that he's met with director Roland Emmerich about a "major role" in the forthcoming Independence Day sequel ID Forever.
Although no specific role has been mentioned, the obvious choice would be the now-adult stepson of Will Smith's Captain Steven Hiller, who has been said to play a part in the two-part follow-up, which is set some twenty years after the original movie. As for Smith it's anyone's guess whether he'll return, with Emmerich having recently suggested he could be up for reprising his first blockbuster role after earlier ruling out his involvement.
- Gary Collinson
Michael B. Jordan is certainly a star on the rise. After breaking out in the hit superhero film Chronicle, he once again turned heads with his strong performance in this year’s Fruitvale Station. His name has been tossed around a lot in recent months, with rumors linking him to high profile projects such as the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot and even, Star Wars: Episode VII. Now, Jordan’s name is popping up in relation to another big film and this time, it’s ID Forever Part I, the terribly named sequel to Independence Day.
The Wrap is the one breaking the news and they tell us that although Jordan is being eyed for the part, a formal offer has not been made yet. Unfortunately, it likely won’t be until Christmas time that we hear something official on this front.
No word yet on which role Jordan is wanted »
- Matt Joseph
The race to be first in the scoop game has gotten a bit ridiculous as of late as legitimate outlets have taken to reporting on the mere meeting of actors and directors and turned it into a story. Of course, it's done for a multitude of reasons from pageviews to pride, and we've seen a lot of it recently for films including Fifty Shades of Grey and Star Wars: Episode VII (aka the films that generate the most traffic). Today it continues with a story from The Wrap saying Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan is being eyed for a role in Roland Emmerich's Independence Day 2 (aka ID Forever Part I). The news, however, comes with one major caveat, "Jordan has not yet received an offer, nor does one seem imminent." Hmmmm, so... I guess there isn't much else to sayc I guess we could speculate on what role »
- Brad Brevet
It's a pretty good time to be Michael B. Jordan. The actor, who broke out in the low-budget superhero hit "Chronicle," saw his profile raised tremendously in 2013 thanks to a strong turn in "Fruitvale Station," and it has put him on the map in a big way. It seems every franchise wants the actor, who is already working on "Creed" with his 'Fruitvale' helmer Ryan Coogler, while his name has come up in talks for "Fantastic Four" and "Star Wars: Episode 7." And now another blockbuster wants his talents. The Wrap reports that Jordan is being eyed for the "Independence Day" sequel, known as "ID Forever Part 1," though they throw in the caveats that the actor "has not yet received an offer, nor does one seem imminent" and that "official casting news expected [is] closer to the holidays." So, he's just a name on a list we, guess. Anyway, Roland Emmerich is back to helm, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The Wrap reports that multiple sources associated with the movies -- called "ID Forever Part I" and "ID Forever Part II" -- say Jordan is high on their list to take the undisclosed part, and that the actor has expressed interest. They stress that no offers have been made, and director Roland Emmerich has met with several candidates, though Jordan is already attached to star as the Human Torch in another Fox property, the "Fantastic Four" reboot, and that existing association with the studio could help his chances.
Based on earlier statements from Emmerich, the sequels will feature Will Smith's stepson from the original film in a major role. Could that be the part Jordan is in the running for?
No matter who he might play, Jordan's alleged interest »
- Katie Roberts
Disaster-movie showman, Roland Emmerich has long found fame for the destruction of everyone’s most beloved landmarks, the White House (for the third time – see White House Down for more information) among them, and even so far as the entire planet. He’s not shy when it comes to taking away what people love the most in visual spectacles that combat James Cameron’s Avatar or that of solar eclipses (Do something with this for your next film, Emmerich!). However, according to a recent interview with Empire, the two-part Independence Day 2, (which may also be referred to as ID Forever Part I and II — very patriotic) set for a July 3rd, 2015 release, may not quite be ready in time, also showing some uncertainty as to his commitment to the project:
“You have to set a release date otherwise another film moves into it,” he explains. “[But] Independence Day is my next movie, »
- Matthew Ceo
Paramount has shifted the release dates for a couple of its upcoming films, including the Terminator reboot and Alexander Payne's black-and-white drama, Nebraska. The studio also confirmed the release date for Transformers: Age of Extinction. Terminator, a Skydance, Annapurna and Paramount production, has been moved from June 26, 2015, to July 1, 2015. The new date means the reboot will open two days before Fox's Independence Day 2 and Universal's currently untitled animated Illumination Entertainment project. Photos: 30 Groundbreaking Sci-Fi Films Transformers: Age of Extinction will open wide on June 27, 2014. Michael Bay's film starring franchise
- Rebecca Ford
Who thought that a big budget blockbuster like an “Independence Day” sequel can’t afford its marquee star?
The reason? He’s too expensive.
Here’s what Emmerich said:
“Will Smith cannot come back because he’s too expensive, but he’d also be too much of a marquee name. It would be too much.”
He added, “We have like maybe half of the people that you know would know from the first film and the other half people are new.”
And this week, Emmerich also mentioned that there will be only on sequel movie for now. It was »
- Gig Patta
The release of Roland Emmerich's new summer blockbuster White House Down is just days away, and following Fox's announcement of an Independence Day sequel dated for summer 2015, you can bet the filmmaker has been fielding questions about the long developing project. Initially, the plan Emmerich recently discussed included two sequels called ID Forever Part I and Part II, which would take place 20 years after the events of the first film, when alien reinforcements finally arrive to attack Earth. But the humans aren't unprepared this time. One of the biggest questions was whether or not the original film's star Will Smith, now an international sensation, would return, and it sounds like he's just too expensive now. Speaking with the NY Daily News (via Collider), Emmerich revealed: “Will Smith cannot come back because he’s too expensive, but he’d also be too much of a marquee name. It would be too much. »
- Ethan Anderton
Independence Day may no longer receive two sequels.
"I think they decided to only do one first," director Roland Emmerich told Collider.
Details of the sequel began to emerge last week, with the revelation that Will Smith is "too expensive" to be included in the film.
The Independence Day sequel is scheduled for release on July 3, 2015.
Watch a trailer for the first Independence Day movie below: »
If you were in any doubt – and why would you be? – that Independence Day 2 was going to happen, then Fox has something to tell you. It’s happening. Whether you like it or not, Roland Emmerich will be bringing the aliens back to the big screen. How do we know? In the most unpredictable move this year, Fox has set the release date for Independence Day 2 as … July 3, 2015.
Bam. There’s no immediate word on whether this whole thing is going to transpire the way that Emmerich hinted it would, with a two-part sequel – in the old days, we called that a trilogy – entitled ID Forever Part I and ID Forever Part II. For right now, everyone seems to be calling it Independence Day 2, with no reference to it being two films. No, this is not needlessly confusing.
There’s as yet any no word on whether the film(s »
- Lauren Humphries-Brooks
"Independence Day 2" will hit theaters on July 3, 2015, Fox said Thursday. It was one of several movie date moves by the studio, which also set a July 31, 2015, for the release of "Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," its adaptation of author Ransom Riggs' childrens' bestseller. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" will now debut on July 18, 2014, rather than May 23 of that year. "X-Men: Days of Future Past," which had been set for July 18, is shifting to May 23. Also read: Jennifer Lawrence Is Blue and in »
- Todd Cunningham
Just a couple of months ago, some details surfaced on the gestating sequels to the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. Director Roland Emmerich said there would be two sequels called ID Forever Part I and Part II which take place 20 years after the first film when alien reinforcements finally arrive to attack Earth. But the humans aren't unprepared this time. Well, Emmerich talked a little more about the future of Independence Day at a screening at the La Times Hero Complex Film Festival, and it sounds like he and co-writer and producer Dean Devlin have their eye on more than just two film sequels. Read on! At the very least, they want to get one of their sequels off the ground. SlashFilm has Devlin saying: "Roland and I would really like to do one. We have some pretty darn good ideas on how to do one and, hopefully, that will all come together. »
- Ethan Anderton
The citizens of Earth have had almost 20 years of peace since their planet was rudely invaded by aliens on July 4th, 1996, but recently, there has been talk from director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin that the victory might not last much longer. Two sequels to Independence Day are currently in the works and awaiting a green light from 20th Century Fox. It may well be that the studio is keeping a close eye on the success of Emmerich’s most recent project, White House Down, before giving a thumbs up or thumbs down to Indendence Day 2 and 3, A.K.A. ID Forever Part I and II.
It seems that Emmerich himself is confident enough to start divulging details, or at least savvy enough to start generating hype for the Independence Day sequels by releasing a ...
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- Hannah Shaw-Williams
It’s been almost almost 17 years since aliens destroyed the White House and the Empire State Building in Roland Emmerich’s 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. But the world’s monuments aren’t safe yet. Emmerich, whose action-packed White House Down hits theaters June 28, says he plans to wreak a new round of havoc in two sequels – ID Forever Part 1 and ID Forever Part II. The films take place 20 years after the original, when a distress call sent by the first wave of aliens finally brings reinforcements to Earth. ”The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back,” explains the director, »
- Adam Markovitz
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