Independence Day (1996)

Independence Day Synopsis

Strange phenomena surface around the globe. The skies ignite. Terror races through the world's major cities. As these extraordinary events unfold, it becomes increasingly clear that a force of incredible magnitude has arrived; its mission: total annihilation over the Fourth of July weekend. The last hope to stop the destruction is an unlikely group of people united by fate and unimaginable circumstances.

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Independence Day 2 Prequel Comic Tells Dark Prison Story

Independence Day 2 Prequel Comic Tells Dark Prison Story

Titan Comics is planning a Independence Day: Resurgence prequel comic that will bridge the sequel with the original movie.
Will Smith Is Back in Talks to Star in Independence Day 2

Will Smith Is Back in Talks to Star in Independence Day 2

Director Roland Emmerich confirms that the actor is once again interested in returning to the franchise, and that a meeting is planned.
Independence Day 2 Confirms July 2015 Release Date

Independence Day 2 Confirms July 2015 Release Date

20th Century Fox sets new dates for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Assassin's Creed.
Independence Day Sequels Will Take Place 20 Years After the Original

Independence Day Sequels Will Take Place 20 Years After the Original

Director Roland Emmerich reveals that the aliens' journey back to Earth may only take a few weeks for them, but it takes 20 to 25 years for humans.
Independence Day 3D Canceled by Fox; Sequels Still in the Works

Independence Day 3D Canceled by Fox; Sequels Still in the Works

The studio was planning to release the 3D version of Roland Emmerich's classic sci-fi action film on July 3, 2013.
Independence Day Sequels May Be Called ID Forever - Part 1 and ID Forever - Part 2

Independence Day Sequels May Be Called ID Forever - Part 1 and ID Forever - Part 2

Writer Dean Devlin also reveals both follow-ups will be converted to 3D in post-production.
Independence Day 3D Coming to Theaters July of 2013

Independence Day 3D Coming to Theaters July of 2013

The studio also locked in release dates for the Untitled X-Men First Class Sequel, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Robopocalypse.
Independence Day 2 and 3 Could Happen Without Will Smith

Independence Day 2 and 3 Could Happen Without Will Smith

The actor is asking $50 million for two back-to-back sequels to be directed by Roland Emmerich.
Roland Emmerich to Make Two Independence Day Sequels?

Roland Emmerich to Make Two Independence Day Sequels?

The 2012 director reveals plans for two follow-up movies to his 1996 film.
Roland Emmerich Discusses Independence Day Sequel

Roland Emmerich Discusses Independence Day Sequel

The 2012 director reveals a story is in place for a follow-up.
Independence Day Lands on Blu-ray Disc December 4

Independence Day Lands on Blu-ray Disc December 4

This release contains a commentary track, an Alien Scavenger Hunt game and more!
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