Fox Pushes ‘Independence Day 2’ To 2016

The world will have to wait another year for its Independence Day 2. Fox said today that it is moving the long-in-coming sequel from July 3, 2015 — a date it had announced in June — to July 1, 2016. That means the Roland Emmerich-helmed pic will arrive exactly 20 years and one day after the blockbuster original, which made a movie star of Will Smith. A look at the Way-Ahead Machine reveals that the ID4:2 (or however it will be texted in 2 1/2 years) will go up against another bombing-themed pic: Sony’s Angry Birds.

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