The aliens are back. Is planet Earth ready?
In summer 2016, exactly 20 years after the release of the initial movie, 20th Century Fox will release the second instalment to the mega blockbuster Independence Day 2 or Independence Day: Resurgence as it is now titled.
There’s a website that offers a glimpse of events between the original attack and present day. It is cleverly called “The War of 1996.”
Fans might still miss Will Smith, though, because it was his star power that helped launch the original movie to box office gold. In an interview, director Roland Emmerich hinted at why Smith turned down the sequel.
“Well, you know, like near the very beginning, I wanted to work with him and he was very excited to be in it, but then after a while, you know, he just was tired of sequels and he did another science fiction film, which was his father-son story, so he opted out,” said Emmerich.
Independence Day: Resurgence also stars Brent Spiner, Liam Hemsworth, Judd Hirsch, Bill Pullman, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward. The movie arrives in theaters on June 24, 2016.
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We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.