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Independence Day 2 Gets 2016 Release Date



Fox has updated the release date for Roland Emmerich's Independence Day 2 to July 1, 2016 - a full year following the initial July 3, 2015 release.

Earlier, Fox announced later release dates for Fantastic Four, Secret Service and Assassin's Creed as well.

The full year delay for Independence Day 2 at least gives Emmerich more time to work on the movie. As it stands, there has been a bit of back and forth regarding rumors and speculation surrounding the involvement of Will Smith. Back in September, Emmerich let it be known talks with Smith were ongoing and most recently said two scripts for Independence Day 2 were created - one with Will Smith and one without.

The plot for Independence Day 2 has been described as the aliens returning 20 years later, but mankind now has utilized their technology.