It’s been 20 years since the people of Earth came together to fight an alien invasion and now history is destined to repeat itself with the sequel to ‘Independence Day,’ ‘Independence Day: Resurgence.’
The film takes place with the same amount of time having passed since the first film was released when the alien mothership was defeated by Dr. David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) and Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith) – with a little help from Russell Casse (Randy Quaid). As the saying goes, to the victor goes the spoils and the alien technology that was left from that victory was reverse engineered and used to advance our planetary defenses by leaps and bounds. However, before the mother ship was blasted, the aliens were able to send out a distress signal… and now more of their kind have returned to seek vengeance.
While the first trailer heavily relied on the nostalgia with President Whitmore’s stirring speech, this trailer continues on the patriotic tone with the National Anthem in the background as images of cities crumble under the new attack. We are also introduced to the new set of heroes in the form of Liam Hemsworth and Jesse Usher who join our returning protectors to save the world.
As former President Whitmore says, “They’re coming back” and it looks like this time we may need more than an uploaded virus to defend them.
Get ready to rise up against the aliens again after watching the trailer below:
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.
Directed by Roland Emmerich, ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ opens June 24 and stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Joey King and Charlotte Gainsbourg.