'Independence Day' Sequels Will Take Place 20 Years After the First Movie

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The two Independence Day sequels is getting closer to happening. According to EW, Roland Emmerich and fellow co-writer Dean Devlin have completed the script for the two movies, and they have handed it over to James Vanderbilt for a rewrite.

The Independence Day sequels, referred to as ID Forever Part I and ID Forever Part II, will tell a single story that takes place 20 years after the events in the first movie. The aliens are back, but, this time, the humans are prepared for them.

"The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back," Emmerich told EW. "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."

So does this mean the sequels will find the humans paying a visit to the aliens' homeworld?

Bill Pullman has said that he'll return for the sequels, but Will Smith has not committed. Supposedly, Fox is willing to move forward without him, and the story seems to be written with that in mind.

"It's still some of the same characters, but also new younger characters; it's a little bit like the sons take over," Emmerich said. "The first [movie] ends on a little success, but only enough to give the humans hope. And then in the second one they free themselves again [from the aliens]."

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