Warner Bros had originally dated the film for an October 21 release next year. The sci-fi adventure film, which stars the 45-year-old actor, marks veteran writer-producer Dean Devlin's debut as a director. Mr Devlin had teamed up with Roland Emmerich to produce 1996's Independence Day
Director Roland Emmerich shared the news with his fans on Twitter
The sequel to Roland Emmerich's 1996 blockbuster Independence Day will now release on July 1, 2016, almost exactly 20 years after the original movie hit the screens.