The sequel to Roland Emmerich's classic Independence Day is releasing in the summer of 2016 and we just got our first look at what the movie will be about.
The synopsis is as follows:
We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe 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.
The first promotional art for the film also dropped online:
Unlike many, I'm looking forward to Independence Day 2, the first film is a lot of fun and I like the idea that these aliens are back for revenge. The humans may have won the battle but these aliens are back for war. Of course Will Smith not returning is a big thing to us fans but as long as we have Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman returning, I think fans of the original will be okay. As far as the promotional art goes, I like it, I think it's a perfect tease, the classic ship is back but is a LOT bigger.
There's a lot more the filmmakers can do with this premise with today's technology and I'm really excited to see what that's going to be like on the big screen. I like many love a good alien invasion movie and we haven't had a good one similar to Independence Day in quite a while.
The Sci-Fi sequel will be directed by Roland Emmerich and stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe and Liam Hemsworth. The first sequel is set to be the beginning of a new trilogy.
Independence Day 2 hits theaters on June 24th 2016.
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