Fox Moves INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 Release to July 2016
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Few details are known about the film's plot or cast, including which actors, if any, might return for the sequel. Director Roland Emmerich confirmed that a number of the original film's characters do pop up in the script written by Dean Devlin and himself.
The 1996 original also starred Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Randy Quaid, Mary McDonnell, Brent Spiner, James Duval and Vivica A. Fox.
The original film's combined domestic and international box office gross is $816,969,268, which, at the time, was the second-highest worldwide gross of all time. It is currently the 38th-highest-grossing film of all time and was at the forefront of the large-scale disaster film and science fiction resurgences of the mid-to-late-1990s. It won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and was also nominated for Best Sound Mixing.