'Independence Day' Sequel Coming In 2015
By JACKIE WILLIS
June 21, 2013
The aliens are coming! It's been almost 20 years since Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum saved the world from an alien invasion, and on July 3, 2015, citizens of Earth will face another attack in Independence Day 2.
Twentieth Century Fox announced the news of the action sci-fi film sequel, but it was the 1996 film's co-screenwriter Dean Devlin that had his doubts about doing a sequel. "We resisted doing the sequel for years because we still wanted to honor the first one. The first one gave us all careers and we really love that movie and loved the experience," he told The Hollywood Reporter this past year. "I feel like we got it. I think it took a long time, but I feel like we finally got something that really feels like, 'That’s worth seeing as a sequel to Independence Day."
After Earth star Will Smith has yet to be confirmed to star in the sequel but his Independence Day co-star Bill Pullman told Crave Online, "The Will Smith part of it may be ongoing but I think there's strategies for both. I like what I have to do in both of them. I'm not in an old age home in a wheelchair being wheeled out for one more moment. It’s a very interesting conception of what happens to [my character] between then and when it picks back up."
What do you think? Are you excited for an Independence Day sequel? Check out the original trailer, below.