Earlier this week, we showed you an extended preview with a slew of new footage from Independence Day: Resurgence, along with posters that showed four of the world's iconic landmarks being destroyed by these alien invaders. With just under one month left until this sequel finally hits theaters, we have a new preview where cast members Jeff Goldblum and Liam Hemsworth shed some new light on the story. The plot is set 20 years after the first movie, where the world finds itself unprepared yet again for an alien attack.
The 20th Century Fox YouTube page debuted this preview, which showcases how the alien technology has advanced even more than what we saw 20 years ago. Jeff Goldblum claims that fans have never seen "world destruction" like this in this epic sequel, while this footage also reveals that one of the alien ships is as big as the entire Atlantic Ocean. We also hear from Liam Hemsworth, who explains that this battle between humanity and the aliens is "quite a dogfight."
From director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin, 1996's Independence Day shattered opening weekend and total box office records, becoming the year's top-grossing film. It also became the first movie in history to gross over $500 million internationally. But Independence Day was just the beginning. We always knew they were coming back. After that film redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter in the Independence Day universe delivers a 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.
Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner all reprise their roles from the original 1996 blockbuster. New additions to the cast for Independence Day: Resurgence include Liam Hemsworth, Angelababy, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward and Jessie Usher. This highly-anticipated sequel will make summer 2016 one to remember when it explodes onto screens worldwide June 24. The movie will square off against STX Entertainment's The Free State of Jones when it hits theaters in just a few short weeks.
Before Independence Day 2 went into production, there was talk that director Roland Emmerich may shoot two sequels back-to-back, but that never materialized. There was also talk of Will Smith returning as Steven Hiller, but that never happened. Shortly after the first trailer was released, a viral website revealed Hiller was killed in 2007, after alien technology malfunctioned. Take a look at the latest footage from Independence Day: Resurgence, along with new photos, as we get ready for the June 24 release.