After years of exploring the possibilities of an Independence Day sequel, director Ronald Emmerich revealed that there will in fact be two upcoming follow-ups to his 1996-blockbuster hit starring Will Smith. Titled ‘ID Forever Part 1′ and ID Forever Part II’ respectively, the films take place 20 years after the original, when a distress call sent by the first wave of aliens finally brings reinforcements to Earth.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Emmerich stated: “the humans knew that one day the aliens would come back, and they know that the only way you can really travel in space is through wormholes. So for the aliens, it could take two or three weeks, but for us that’s 20 or 25 years.”
Unfortunately, Smith will likely not star in any of the new ID movies, but Ronald did say the cast will feature some of the same main characters, and, there will also be new younger characters, adding “it’s a little bit like the sons take over,” says Emmerich, who promises that the first sequel will have a cliffhanger ending to keep audiences coming back for more.