While Americans across the country were celebrating the 4th of July holiday, Independence Day: Resurgence star Jeff Goldblum and director Roland Emmerich sent out two cryptic videos from their official Facebook pages, with the sequel's Twitter page sending out even more Independence Day-themed videos. Each of these viral videos includes quotes from the original 1996 classic Independence Day, with some sort of static interference that could be from the aliens who are about to return from their home planet, several years after their initial invasion. Unfortunately, we don't get any actual footage from the sequel. Since production just started last month, it's unclear when we'll get our first official look at Independence Day: Resurgence.
The new title Independence Day: Resurgence was unveiled during a live stream Q&A directly from the set of this sequel, where fans also got their first look at the movie poster and a vehicle known as the Moon Tug. The story is set several years after the original movie, where, 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.
Independence Day stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner and Judd Hirsch reprise their roles in the sequel, along with new cast members Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joey King, Maika Monroe, William Fichtner and Sela Ward, who plays the new President of the United States. If that wasn't enough, we also have new photos from the set, where Liam Hemsworth photobombs Jeff Goldblum, and one with the whole cast. Stay tuned for more on Independence Day: Resurgence, as we get closer to its release on July 24, 2016.