The upcoming sequel to the 1996 film Independence Day, which, up until now, has been referred to as Independence Day 2, now has an official title.

The movie’s title was revealed during a live streamed event on Monday, June 22, which featured a Q & A session with director Roland Emmerich, Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Brent Spiner, and other actors from the film.

Despite earlier rumors suggesting the film would be called Independence Day Forever, Independence Day: Resurgence is what you can add to your calendar.

(Credit: 20th Century Fox)

(Credit: 20th Century Fox)

Watch the full stream to learn more about the plot from Emmerich. And also watch Spiner (whose character was seemingly killed by the aliens in the first film) dodge the question about whether his character is still alive, or somehow reanimated under alien control.

Independence Day: Resurgence hits theaters on June 24, 2016.

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