Independence Day 2

ID Forever Part I

Status: Pre-Production As of May 6, 2015

Pre-Production: Production schedule preparation and planning , as of May 6, 2015.  Have an update? Send Update


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The films will take place 20 years after the original, when reinforcements of the original alien race return to Earth after finally receiving a distress call. modified plot formulation from

Additional Notes

  • There will be two sequels shot back-to-back - titled ID Forever Part I and ID Forever Part II. The new films will focus on the next generation of heroes, including the stepson of Will Smith's character in the original film.
  • In June 2013, director Roland Emmerich said Will Smith won't be in the sequel. "Will Smith cannot come back because he's too expensive, but he'd also be too much of a marquee name," Emmerich told the New York Daily News. "It would be too much. We have maybe half of the people that you would know from the first film, and the other half people who are new."
  • Jessie Usher, the lead of Starz's series Survivor's Remorse, will play a central character in the new film, and also the son of Will Smith's character (Captain Steven Hiller) in the original film (Hollywood Reporter, 3/3/15).

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