After almost 20 years since the first INDEPENDANCE DAY the second chapter is about to finally be put to film. Yesterday Fox announced INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 will now open on July 1st, 2016 which is (almost) the 20-year anniversary of the first film. It was orginally thought to open in 2015. We have been waiting 19 years so what is the difference in having to wait another year? MONEY! Obviously marketing around the 20th anniversary will be a lot easier and Fox can turn it into a celebration of sorts.