Fighting aliens, as you do.
It's been twenty years since Will Smith led the charge against alien invasion in 90s classic Independence Day. Guess what? The extraterrestials are officially back. What's more, we can now watch the newly-released trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence.
Fans of Independence Day will be excited to hear that stars Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are back as scientist David Levinson and President Whitmore. PS: we're loving the beard, Bill.
So, where are we now? Well, the sequel is set after the alien aftermath of Independence Day and the world is building a defense system using the alien’s technology. However, with a second wave of attacks in motion, the human race must band together once more for another intergalactic fight.
Liam Hemsworth joins the cast, taking on a lead role as a soldier - and it looks like he's taking a romantic interest in the President’s daughter, played by Maika Monroe. Awks…
Directed by Roland Emmerich, the man behind end-of-the-world blockbusters 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow, most of the cast of the original film are set to return. Although there is one notable absence…
Will Smith won’t be reprising his role as Colonel Hiller, despite being the lead in the first film, amid rumours of salary disputes. His on-screen wife (played by Vivica A. Fox) and son will still have roles though. The new film's official website has already explained Will’s absence saying his character died while test piloting the ‘first alien hybrid fighter’. We’ll miss you, Will…
Independence Day: Resurgence hits our cinema screens on 24 June 2016 in the US with a UK release not long afterwards.
We’ve already got our popcorn ready…
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