8:22am PT by Graeme McMillan
New 'Independence Day' Sequel Trailer: Deadly Fireworks, Explosions Galore
It took twenty years, but it's time for payback.
The new trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence reveals that, two decades after Earth defeated the alien invasion from Roland Emmerich's original sci-fi actioner, the aliens are back for a do-over — and this time, they're bringing bigger, badder technology. How big? Well, apparently the size of the Atlantic Ocean, and with ships that have their own gravity, if Jeff Goldblum's returning scientist David Levinson is correct.
Amid scenes of mass destruction across the globe — "They like to get the landmarks," Goldblum notes as London is decimated — the new trailer also reveals that humanity is using technology retro-engineered from the aliens' own tech, which might explain the glimpse of a number of jets seemingly falling from the sky for no reason. Is all hope lost this time around? Not according to former U.S. President Thomas Whitmore (Bill Pullman), who once again leads humanity in a fight it cannot win.
Once again directed by Emmerich and with a cast that also includes Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher and Maika Monroe, Independence Day: Resurgence will be released June 24.