ByJon Handschin, writer at
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Jon Handschin

In summer 2016, exactly 20 years after the release of the initial movie, 20th Century Fox will release the second installment to the mega blockbuster: Independence Day 2 or Independence Day: Resurgence as it is now titled. Although Will Smith is missing, director Roland Emmerich assembled another all star cast with Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullmann. The release date is June 24, 2016.

Check the first trailer out here:

Official Plot Summary

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.


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