The first Independence Day came out in 1996 setting all kinds of movie records but there was never a sequel....Until now
Director Roland Emmerich said he has plans for two sequels – ID Forever Part 1 and ID Forever Part II. Emmerich said "The films will take place 20 years after the original, when a distress call sent by the first wave of aliens finally brings reinforcements to Earth. The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back.”
Many of the original cast have already signed on. Will Smith has not yet.
Emmerich says "The storylines will focus on a new generation of human heroes, including the stepson of Will Smith's character. It’s still some of the same characters, but also new younger characters."