Independence Day 2 is actually happening, has a release dateS

For years we have been waiting for the sequel to Roland Emmerich's White House-explodey movie Independence Day. WELL, WAIT NO MORE, CHILDREN, the time is nigh! There is a date for the sequel and Emmerich is in. Everyone celebrate by shrieking "Welcome To Earf" into the night sky!

Fox has just announced that Independence Day 2 will premiere on July 3,rd 2015. This movie will take place after the attack during the rebuilding time. Bill Pullman has already said he would be down for the sequel, and after Will Smith's epic bomb in After Earth, we're thinking it might be good for Smith to return to his alien-punching roots. But Emmerich did say that he would go forward with this movie with or without Smith.

[Via NME]