Date: 23rd June 2015

'Independence Day 2' Official Title Revealed.

The sequel to Independence Day has its official title.

The follow-up will be titled Independence Day Resurgence, director Roland Emmerich revealed in a live stream with the cast Monday.

Fox will release the alien action thriller June 24, 2016, nearly 20 years after the original film hit theaters July 3, 1996. Emmerich is producing with Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser.

The cast assembled for the live stream included new castmembers Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward as well as returning actors Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Brent Spiner and Judd Hirsch, who revealed details of the upcoming sequel.

According to Emmerich, the sequel will take place 20 years after the alien attack that Will Smith’s and Goldblum’s characters fought off in the first film. In the ensuing time, the human race has joined forces to organize a global defense system using alien technology to preempt future invasions.

Source: Press Release