If we thought the world had it bad back in '96 when aliens first landed on Earth in an attempt to wipe us out, these two news clips from the upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence show things look just as dire for our returning characters David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) and President Whitmore (Bill Pullman).
Looks like Levinson is in for a tough ride, working with Dr. Catherine Marceaux (Charlotte Gainsbourg, in a role that looks weirdly similar to Sally Hawkins' nondescript scientist in 2014's Godzilla) to piece together the information they've gathered on the aliens in the past 20 years. Hanging out at an unidentified African headquarters, Dr. Marceaux points out a symbol that gets the same scared reaction from all her patients. Looks like the aliens are still using a psychic connection to forecast their intentions.
Next, everyone's favorite weirdo and resident alien expert Dr. Brakish Okun (Brent Spiner) shows up in time to explain to President Whitmore that the alien voices he is hearing aren't screaming — an easy mistake — but in fact expressing excitement. Uh-oh, happy aliens usually make for unhappy humans.
These clips follow on from the international TV spot that gave us our first glimpse of the alien queen.
Directed by Roland Emmerich, Independence Day: Resurgence open June 24, just in time for another American Independence Day weekend of alien ass-kicking. In addition to Pullman, Goldblum, Gainsbourg, and Spiner, the film stars Liam Hemsworth, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Maika Monroe, Angelababy, Sela Ward and William Fichtner.