But now it's straight up cancelled!
Ticket holders were sent the following email on Friday:
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Now that 3D technology has become a successful gimmick at the box office, Hollywood doesn't even need to make unnecessary sequels to make millions of dollars.
We just heard that Twentieth Century Fox plans on releasing a 3D version of the 1996 hit Independence Day!
Since Titanic 3D made an easy $344 million around the world this spring, we imagine the popular Will Smith blockbuster will do just the same.
Either way, we bet that White House explosion sequence will look pretty dang cool in 3D when the new version hits theaters on July 3, 2013.