The wait is finally over!!!!
In what must surely be the greatest announcement since the Japanese Empire surrendered in 1945, 20th Century Fox gave us an official release date for Independence Day 2!!!!
Nineteen years after those alien bastards blew up our favorite White House, they're returning for round two!!
Or maybe we're sending Dennis Rodman as an emissary to their alien home world?? We haven't read the script!!!
All we know about the sequel for sure is that Bill Pullman will reprise his role as President Awesomepantz, Roland Emmerich will return to direct, and Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith may or may not be involved!
Independence Day 2 is blowing up theaters on July 3, 2015.
To get you in the mood, here's a transcript of the entire inspiring speech President Awesomepantz gives near the ID4's climax:
Good morning. In less than an hour, aircraft from here will join others from around the world. And you will be launching the largest aerial battle in the history of mankind. "Mankind." That word should have new meaning for all of us today. We can't be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests. Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July, and you will once again be fighting for our freedom… Not from tyranny, oppression, or persecution… but from annihilation. We are fighting for our right to live. To exist. And should we win the day, the Fourth of July will no longer be known as an American holiday, but as the day the world declared in one voice: "We will not go quietly into the night!" We will not vanish without a fight! We're going to live on! We're going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!
[Image via Twentieth Century Fox.]