Independence Day: Resurgence Leaves Door Open For Sequels, Jessie Usher Teases New Aliens


There has been a Resurgence, have you felt it? Earlier today, 20th Century Fox blew the lid off Earth Day with the second barnstorming trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence, Roland Emmerich’s long-awaited sequel that seemingly leaves the door open for future movies as Fox’s rejuvenated sci-fi franchise prepares to lay siege to the summer blockbuster window.

At least that’s according to Jeff Goldblum. Soon to reprise his role as MIT expert David Levinson, Goldblum touched base on the possibility of Independence Day spinning into a full-blown series in an interview with Fandango.


Of course, early on in development, it was reported that Emmerich hatched plans for two movies – ID Forever Part 1 and Part 2 – though it would appear that, at least for now, the possibility of Resurgence teeing up new movies isn’t off the table.

I think what they have in mind is that if this is well enjoyed, then they have some ideas. And there may even be an artful reference towards the end of the movie of what could [happen next]. It sets up the possibility that it’s not over – that the fat lady has not yet sung.

While we wait for the fat lady to sing – best getting comfortable on that one – franchise newcomer Jessie Usher painted in broad strokes while talking about those new aliens seeking vengeance. Said he: “We learn quite a bit about the aliens. What else is out there? What hasn’t visited Earth yet? They start to delve more into that, too.”

And finally, perhaps one of the most iconic moments of the entire 1996 original, Bill Pullman reflected on that speech:

“You can’t mess with that speech. They didn’t even try — that [original speech] is so iconic. People use it all the time — at the opening of sports games and weddings, and I saw it on a Budweiser commercial recently. You can’t compete with that.”

Also starring Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Independence Day: Resurgence is slated to arrive 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.

Source: Fandango