20th Century Fox has confirmed that Independence Day 2 will be released on the Fourth of July weekend in 2015.
The Roland Emmerich film joins a number of other big blockbuster sequels released that summer including The Avengers 2, Pirates of the Caribbean 5, Jurassic Park 4, Finding Dory and Star Wars: Episode VII.
ID4 2 is one of two proposed Independence Day sequels currently in development, and Emmerich recently revealed that the films will take place 20 years after the events of the first film, at which point the aliens finally return with reinforcements.
Will Smith is not expected to return, but Bill Pullman will reprise his role as the (now former) President of the United States. However, the story will primarily focus on younger characters with Independence Day 2 ending with a cliffhanger that leads into the third film.