Independence Day 2 has been greenlit by fox and casting is already in effect. Jeff Goldblum is already confirmed to appear in the movie. Liam Hemsworth is also going to appear in the movie. There is no telling whether or not Will Smith is going to have a roll in this film.
The original film by Roland Emmerich has been released back in 1996. It has been a commercial success. Ever since then, there have been talks and efforts to get a sequel made. Will Smith was one of the stars of the 1996 film. However, Independence Day wasn’t Will Smith’s only run in with Aliens. He went on to star in other intergalactic films such as the Men in Black movies.
TheRealDeal reports though, even with Will Smith’s absence, there is a character that might take his place according to Jason Halpern. That is the son of Steven Hiller, Dylan.
The story revolves around the rest of the Alien fleet making it to Earth through a wormhole in order to take over the Earth. The film will pick up in real time 20 years after the events of the first movie. Production is set to start this year in the hopes of making it on time for perhaps the 4th of July weekend on 2016. This would be exactly 20 years after the release of the first film.