Independence Day: Resurgence [Official Trailer] Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi | 24 June 2016 (USA)
Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, Vivica A. Fox, Sela Ward, Maika Monroe, William Fichtner, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher
Director: Roland Emmerich
Starting with ‘Deadpool’ in February to the ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ in December, almost every month in 2016 will have an action/adventure film. Nineteen years ago, that certainly wasn’t the case. Big budget action films were slated strictly for the summer movie months and easily one of the biggest films of 1996 was ‘Independence Day’. It set the bar for epic summer CGI action adventure films, as well as proved that up and comer Will Smith (Captain Steven Hiller) was not a one-hit wonder, he was a certifiable movie star. After twenty years, we may finally have the continuation of the story with ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’. While Mr. Smith’s presence seems to be missing, returning cast members include Jeff Goldblum (David Levinson), Bill Pullman (President Thomas J. Whitmore), Judd Hirsch (Julius Levinson), Brent Spiner (Dr. Brakish Okun) and Vivica A. Fox (Jasmine Dubrow-Hiller). New to the cast Maika Monroe (Patricia Whitmore) and Jessie Usher (Dylan Hiller) play their older counterparts from the previous film. Hunger Games, Liam Hemsworth (Jake Morrison) joins another epic franchise and Chinese super-model/actress Angelababy plays Chinese Fighter Pilot Rain.
Here’s is the Official Synopsis from 20th Century Fox.
“From director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin, 1996’s Independence Day shattered opening weekend and total box office records, becoming the year’s top-grossing film. It also became the first movie in history to gross over $500m internationally. But Independence Day was just the beginning. We always knew they were coming back. After that film redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter in the Independence Day universe delivers a 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..”
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Independence Day: Resurgence arrives in theaters June 24, 2016
Independence Day 3 [TBD]