Director Roland Emmerich has been developing an Independence Day sequel for a few years already, but it was officially greenlit by 20th Century Fox. The film will go into production in May of 2015. The studio will release the movie on June 24th, 2016. There was also confirmation that Will Smith will not reprise his role, but we hope Jaden gets it… since his performance in After Earth, we can’t help but think he should be given more lead roles… Two scripts were written for the movie; one of them included Will Smith’s character, and the other one didn’t. The first Independence Day was released way back in 1996. This is becoming a trend at the moment, first Jurassic World, now Independence Day 2.