“That’s definitely bigger than the last one.” - David Levinson
Independence Day: Resurgence looks set to reinvigorate a franchise that all started with the 1996 blockbuster film Independence Day. Directed by disaster movie extraordinaire Roland Emmerich, the sequel will take place roughly 20 years after our first encounter with these aliens. With most of the original cast returning — such as Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner, and Vivica A. Fox — the film looks promising. The second trailer 20th Century Fox released about a month ago completely won me over. I am a huge fan of the original film, as it’s one of my favorite sci-fi/action movies of all time.
Empire has just released a few new images from scenes taken directly from the film, along with a brand new movie poster and official synopsis. Check out the stills and movie poster down below!
What Can We Take From These Images?
Take A Good Look At An Alien
These images can be seen in the trailers and don’t reveal a whole lot about the main story of the film. That is, of course, how things should be. I would not want a still to spoil anything or ruin the surprise before going to the movie theater. All of these pics are dark and have an ominous tone to them. I especially love the first photo that gives us a better perspective of the alien. Let’s not forget that these aliens are much smaller in size. What we see are actually the suits they live inside.
The Team Assembles
An Alien Approaches
An Unlucky Space Station
The photo that has the giant spaceship above a space station ready to fire most likely takes place on the moon base that the humans have built, as we have seen from the trailers. You can expect that base to be blown to smithereens.
Limited Collection Poster
However the highlight of these images is actually the final one released by Empire, that shows the alien suit hovering over of what I presume to be planet Earth. The poster is clearly making a statement, informing audiences that these aliens are making their grand return. Earth looks to be in trouble and the nations will have to band together once again in order to defeat them. Our planet has had 20 years to prepare for their imminent return — and so did they.
For more new posters just released for Independence Day: Resurgence, head over here!
The Official Synopsis For The Film Has Also Been Released!
20th Century Fox also gave fans an official synopsis for the film. Check it out in its entirety 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.
This is a good synopsis, but doesn’t tell us anything we don’t already know. Based on the trailers, we know that Earth has been preparing for another fight over the past 20 years. Earth has taken their technology and is using it to their advantage to help defeat these aliens once again. The nations will have to come together at least one more time to stop these pesky aliens from destroying the entire world.
Check out the trailer below, and head over here to see the 5-minute extended trailer:
Are you excited to see Independence Day: Resurgence? What did you think of these photos and the synopsis of the film released by Fox? I’d like to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!
Sources: Photos taken from Empire.com