The Earth Space Defense has been set up by the nations of planet Earth to ensure that the War of 1996 never happens again. A new viral video for Independence Day: Resurgence has been released, and it asks you to join the ESD. You can enlist by signing up at JoinESD.com today. The site is actually part of the official U.S. Army website. This brand new video entitled "United We Stand" was released in celebration of 20th Century Fox's upcoming sequel to the hit 1996 blockbuster ID4. It will help you get ready for all the action coming to theaters June 24, 2016! Here's the official message from Go Army.

"Since the war of 1996, the Earth Space Defense has been preparing for the next great alien invasion. We're looking for the best and brightest from around the globe to join the ESD, and protect mankind. Our purpose is simple: Defend Earth's Independence at all costs."

They're coming back! After twenty years, the Mothership returns, and it's ready to destroy everything that's been rebuilt! This latest trailer includes tons of new, never-before-seen footage. And it will make you appreciate the world we live on, currently unthreatened by alien life forms. But the danger may be real, and is looming in the darkness above. What will you do to protect Mother Earth?

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.

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Original Independence Day stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner all return 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.

Production wrapped on Independence Day: Resurgence back in August, and this sequel will go up against Sony's horror-thriller The Shallows. Will Independence Day: Resurgence be just as successful as the original blockbuster Independence Day, 20 years after its debut? Check out the all-new Independence Day: Resurgence Earth Day trailer along with a special PSA message from none other than David Levinson. This is going to be one cruel summer for the entire planet.

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