'Independence Day' Sequel Confirmed, but Which Stars Won't Be Back?

Will Roland Emmerich ever tire of decimating our planet’s landmarks? I guess the answer to that depends on whether audiences ever will tire of WATCHING Emmerich lay waste to national monuments!

With White House Down heading toward theaters, THR confirms that Emmerich finally will get his oft-rumored Independence Day sequel off the ground… and possibly into theaters in 2015.

As you might have guessed, 20th Century Fox wants the movie in theaters for Fourth of July weekend – July 3, 2015, to be specific. But before you get TOO excited, know that “none of the original cast” – from Will Smith to Jeff Goldblum – will be returning.

So long as they don’t try to make Jaden Smith the world’s new savior, I think audiences will be OK.

The news of ID4 2 (or whatever it will be called) came with a handful of other release-date switches. Here’s the one that I think will interest you the most.

Bryan Singer’s X-Men prequel Days of Future Past is shifting from July 18, 2014 to May 23, 2014. That means it’s hitting screens opposite Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s rom-com reunion Blended. So yeah, different audiences.

For now, though, are you psyched Roland Emmerich is going ahead with a new Independence Day? What plotline do you think they should follow? Maybe a vengeance film centered around aliens who are angry we blew up their original ships? We shall see.  

 

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