Independence Day: Resurgence Slithers Onto Latest Empire Cover


Picking up the torch from Paul Feig and his band of Ghostbusters, it is Roland Emmerich’s long-in-development sequel Independence Day: Resurgence that adorns the latest issue of Empire Magazine.

Welcoming the return of Jeff Goldblum’s David Levinson, who now presides over the newfound Earth Space Defense force by the time Resurgence rolls around, the one-sheet also features one of the invading aliens ensnaring Goldblum’s lead with those iconic tentacles. Could the image be teeing up a scene involving Goldblum, the locust-like extra-terrestrial and some good old-fashioned telepathy? We’ll find out soon enough.

That’s because Independence Day: Resurgence is set to loom over Earth’s atmosphere in little over a month’s time, thrusting humanity into another battle against extinction. Even armed with alien tech leftover from the War of 1996, the ESD are facing a tall order to overcome the alien Resurgence – lest they go quietly into the night without a fight.

Joining Jeff Goldblum on the star-studded casting docket are a host of old and new faces, including Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward.

Facing extinction for the second time in two decades, Independence Day: Resurgence pits the ESD against those pesky aliens when Roland Emmerich’s sequel descends into 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.