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According to Digital Spy
, 20th Century Fox has green-lit an Independence Day sequel.
Writers Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin have been
working on a script that will take place 20 years after the original film, with Deadline
's reports claiming a June 24, 2016 release date
Actor Will Smith will not be reprising his role as Steven Hiller, but Jeff Goldblum has said that he would be on board for the sequel. "I had a meeting and have been talking over the last several months or year with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the producer," Goldblum said in October. "They've been cooking up and say they have a part for me in what they hope will be a plan to make another one pretty soon."
According to the Huffington Post, Michael B. Jordan is also being rumored to be the star of the new sequel.
The original film, which catapulted Will Smith into leading man status, made more than $800 million with its release in 1996.
Watch the trailer for the original film below:
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