One Monday, June 22, 20th century Fox held a livestream Q&A with the cast of Independence Day 2, in which we learned the sequel will be titled “Independence Day Resurgence.” Along with the title, a release date of June 24th, 2016 was announce. Only a year and a day to go! The event was held on set in Albuquerque, New Mexico with returning cast Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Vivica A Fox , as well as newcomers Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward.
Director Roland Emmerich also shared some first look on set photos, including one of a new key vehicle, the Moon Tug. Hemsworth, who plays Jake Morrison, said, “It’s kind of unlucky how he ends up in that ship. Jake lost his parents in the first attack, he grew up in an orphanage, and eventually joined the military and became a fighter pilot, and eventually became one of the best of the best fighter pilots. I think his ego kind of got in the way, he made a bad decision and put someone’s life at risk, and he got the great job of driving this moon tug, which is basically a forklift on the moon.”
The official synopsis reads “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.”
Are you excited for the sequel without Will Smith?