Fox’s media blowout for all things Independence Day: Resurgence continues today, with a host of new images arriving via Empire.
Nipping at the heels of today’s epic, five-minute trailer – which essentially presented a roadmap of the sequel’s plot and all of its sci-fi glory – these new stills place a laser focus on the reinvigorated alien threat, who descend on Earth a full two decades after the War of ’96 to enact their revenge.
Indeed, it’s an ancient alien ship that acts as the catalyst to Roland Emmerich’s barnstorming showdown, beaming a distress signal into the far reaches of space and essentially rallying the extra-terrestrial reinforcements. If you’re wanting to get a fairly sizeable taste of the CG-laden carnage that awaits, that aforementioned extended trailer offers up all the story details you’ll need before the sequel graces theaters in little over a month’s time. Heck, it even features a rather meta quip from Jeff Goldblum’s returning David Levinson about the alien’s tendency to destroy international landmarks.
Pushing back against extinction once more is Bill Pullman – back as the former President of the United States – who stars opposite Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward.
Independence Day: Resurgence touches down in theaters on June 24.
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.