Last night was a big announcement event for Independence Day 2, or what is now Independence Day Resurgence — as they announced last night! The cast and film makers had a live stream even from the movie's New Mexico set and discussed quite a bit about the movie!
As you can see in the photo (above) we're getting quite a few of the original cast back, even though Will Smith won't be returning. We do get Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Jeff Goldblum, Brent Spiner and Vivica A. Fox all reprising their roles, and some fresh faces in, Joey King, Maika Monroe, William Fichtner, Jessie Usher who's playing Will Smith's son, Sela Ward who's playing the President and Hunger Games star, Liam Hemsworth!
Hemsworth's character will be Jake Morrison, a military man who lost his parents in what the new installment will refer to as "the battle of 1996!"
The official synopsis for the film is:
"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 the world back from extinction."
If you're itching to know more about the film, you can get more details and take a look at some of the ships in the video (below)!
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