Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Independence Day: Resurgence SynopsisWe 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.
Independence Day: Resurgence Release Date
In Theaters June 24, 2016
Independence Day: Resurgence Credits
Starring: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, and Sela Ward
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Produced by: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, and Harald Kloser
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Why Will Smith Isn't In Independence Day: Resurgence
The way that the director recounted, Smith initially was very excited about returning to Independence Day, where he’d once again play courageous fighter pilot Captain Steven Hiller. Young Jessie Usher was cast as Hiller’s child, Dylan. Vivica A. Fox even agreed to return as former-stripper Jasmine. The family unit was basically intact for Independence Day: Resurgence. What happened?
by Sean O'Connell June 23, 2015 comments
Independence Day: Resurgence Shows Off Cool And Lethal Spacecraft
Today has been a rather big one for the production of Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence. Not only has the movie announced its official title and revealed new plot details, but now we have our first look at two of the powerful space crafts that will be utilized by some of the lead characters in the blockbuster:
by Eric Eisenberg June 22, 2015 comments
Independence Day 2 Title And Plot Details Announced
With a little more than a year to go until Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day sequel reaches theaters, Fox invited a handful of journalists into the deserts of New Mexico to learn in-depth details about the latest extraterrestrial threat to our evolving planet. Here's what we learned.
by Sean O'Connell June 22, 2015 comments
Independence Day 2 Is Planning Something Big For Monday Night
On Monday night, live from New Mexico, Independence Day director Roland Emmerich and the cast of his wildly anticipated sequel will be holding a press conference where they are expected to reveal details about next summer’s blockbuster… even dropping the title of the ID4 follow up (if rumors are to be believed).
by Sean O'Connell June 21, 2015 comments
Independence Day 2 Promotional Art, Plot Promises Global Extinction
The first promo art and synopsis for Roland Emmerich's Independence Day 2 ups the alien invasion ante in a huge way.
by Gregory Wakeman June 9, 2015 comments
Jeff Goldblum's Independence Day 2 Selfie Has A Disturbing Lack Of Aliens
You can’t have an Independence Day sequel without Jeff Goldblum! The actor returns for the blockbuster, along with some of his fellow ID2 co-stars, and he looks pretty happy to be back by the look of the latest set selfie. Although, we were kinda hoping to see some aliens.
by Nick Romano May 27, 2015 comments
The Jeff Goldblum Shrine In The Independence Day 2 Office Needs To Be On My Wall
Roland Emmerich's upcoming Independence Day 2 is bringing back a number of stars from the 1996 original, including Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch, and Brent Spiner, but it would appear that the production plays favorites when it comes to Jeff Goldblum. How to we know this? Because the offices actually have a shrine dedicated to the actor.
by Eric Eisenberg May 13, 2015 comments
America Will Have A New President In Independence Day 2
The United States of America will have a President in Independence Day 2, just don't expect it to be Bill Pullman.
by Brent McKnight May 4, 2015 comments
Independence Day 2 Adds It Follows Star As The Female Lead, Get The Details
Thanks to her performances in the acclaimed horror films The Guest and It Follows, Maika Monroe has found herself on Hollywood's radar in a big way... so it was only a matter of time before a big upcoming blockbuster recruited her.
by Eric Eisenberg April 27, 2015 comments
Independence Day Confirms 2 More Returning Actors
After years of rumors and false starts and never really getting anywhere, Independence Day 2 has finally started rolling. They’ve already brought back some familiar faces, as well as added new cast members and characters to the alien invasion actioner, and director Roland Emmerich took to social media to confirm two more actors are coming back.
by Brent McKnight April 17, 2015 comments
Independence Day 2 Is Bringing Back Another Character From The Original
Independence Day 2 is bringing back Brent Spiner's Dr. Brackish Okun, and it's also cast one of the most promising young actresses in Hollywood.
by Gregory Wakeman April 10, 2015 comments
Independence Day 2 Is Bringing Back Vivica A. Fox
Independence Day 2 continues to solidify its cast, as the film approaches its June 24, 2016 release date. Now director Rolland Emmerich has announced the latest to join the cast will be none other than Vivica A. Fox.
by Nick Romano March 24, 2015 comments
Independence Day 2 Just Landed A Nymphomaniac Star
Charlotte Gainsbourg has signed up to star in Independence Day 2, making the blockbuster's ensemble delightfully well-rounded
by Gregory Wakeman March 20, 2015 comments
What Independence Day 2 Is Actually About
Things are happening, and if reports are to be believed, this is the start of a long run of ID4 movies. Now, can we get to work about changing that title?
by Sean O'Connell March 11, 2015 comments
Independence Day 2 Just Cast Will Smith's Son
It was all the way back in 2013 that we first learned that one of the main protagonists in Roland Emmerich's upcoming Independence Day 2 would be the stepson of Will Smith's character from the original, Captain Steven Hiller, but only today (about two years later) are we learning about the actor who will be playing the part: Survivor's Remorse star Jessie Usher.
by Eric Eisenberg March 3, 2015 comments
Independence Day 2 Is Happening With Liam Hemsworth, Get The Details
It appears that the Independence Day sequel is finally a go, and it has now locked in on the actor that it wants to cast as the new hero: The Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth! The nearly two-decades-in-the-making sequel, titled ID Forever will finally get off the ground for a new generation of moviegoers.
by Joseph Baxter January 27, 2015 comments
Independence Day 2 Probably Is Bringing Back This Beloved Character
Which of our beloved Independence Day characters will return for another go in the upcoming sequel has been a point of debate. However, director Roland Emmerich recently tweeted a photo of a certain character that could apparently be back for Independence Day 2.
by Nick Romano December 30, 2014 comments
Independence Day 2 Is Happening, Here Are The Details
Independence Day 2 is happening! And we even have a release date for the blockbuster sequel. Can you guess what holiday it is being released on?
by Gregory Wakeman November 26, 2014 comments
Independence Day 2 Is Missing The Most Obvious Marketing Opportunity Ever
Independence Day 2, a movie you might think demands to open on the big movie-going holiday that it is named for will no longer debut on July 4th weekend.
by Kristy Puchko October 15, 2014 comments
Jeff Goldblum Is Definitely In On Independence Day 2, Here’s The Latest
It might disappoint you that Dr. Ian Malcolm will not be featured in Colin Trevorrow's upcoming Jurassic Park sequel Jurassic World, but don't take that to mean that Jeff Goldblum is done reprising characters he played back in the 1990s. In fact, it turns out that he may be doing one very soon, as director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin have already approached him about the in-development Independence Day 2.
by Eric Eisenberg October 7, 2014 comments
Independence Day 2 Hires A New Screenwriter
Roland Emmerich, however, will have to distance himself from the wonton destruction that he helped give birth to in movies like Independence Day and 2012, which has bled into Man of Steel and Godzilla as of late. Maybe Emmerich will ask Carter Blanchard to help him figure out how to go smaller? Maybe Independence Day 2 will be a quiet character study?
by Sean O'Connell May 29, 2014 comments
Will Smith Won't Be Back For Independence Day 2
For the past few months, the biggest question hanging over the upcoming sequel to Independence Day was whether or not Will Smith would be coming back to star as Captain Steven Hiller.
by Eric Eisenberg February 7, 2014 comments
Independence Day 2 Gets Pushed Back A Year
In all honestly, the new release date even works better with the film's premise. It's been reported that the story in the sequel is going to be set 20 years after the events in the first movie, and seeing as Independence Day came out in 1996 only now does the math actually add up. What remains a major question is who the star of the film will be.
by Eric Eisenberg November 12, 2013 comments
Independence Day 2 Being Developed With Two Scripts, One With Will Smith And One Without
According to previous reports, the sequel will be set about 20 years after the first movie and will be set in a world has been drastically altered as a result of the alien invasion. Humanity begins to make advancements in technology based on the stuff left behind by the invaders.
by Eric Eisenberg October 24, 2013 comments
Independence Day 2 May Not Be Ready For Summer 2015
While talking about putting all of the pieces in place and getting ready for production, Emmerich actually downplayed how fast the project was coming together and suggested that the current release date may actually just be a placeholder. Said the director, "You have to set a release date otherwise another film moves into it."
by Eric Eisenberg September 17, 2013 comments
Will Smith Might Be In Independence Day 2 After All
Keep in mind that Emmerich is once again doing promotional duties for White House Down, this time in Australia, and is probably working extra hard after the movie flopped in the United States. This is a man who has destroyed the White House three times on film-- do you really put it past him to drop a possibly fictitious hint about Will Smith for the sake of getting us to talk about his movie again? I sure don't.
by Katey Rich September 5, 2013 comments
Jeff Goldblum And Bill Pullman Will Be In Independence Day Sequel
And while I’m usually against sequels ripping off their original films, but if this movie doesn’t feature Goldblum’s drunken nervousness and Whitmore giving a speech to end all speeches, then I hope the aliens win.
by Nick Venable June 25, 2013 comments
Independence Day 2 Can't Afford Will Smith, But More Familiar Faces Will Return
But don't start getting concerned that he's totally averse to big names appearing. In addition to the promised return of Bill Pullman as (now) ex-President Thomas Whitmore, Emmerich says about half of the characters in the current script are familiar from the first film, while half of them are new. Of course, one of those familiar characters could easily be Smith's stepson
by Katey Rich June 24, 2013 comments
X-Men: Days Of Future Past, Independence Day 2 And More Get New Release Dates
Twentieth Century Fox is home to some of the biggest sci-fi franchises and today they've announced some major release date changes that affect five of them.
by Eric Eisenberg June 20, 2013 comments
Roland Emmerich Reveals Story Details For Independence Day Sequels
There has been talk about a sequel to the classic 90s sci-fi blockbuster Independence Day for years now, but for all that's been said about the project it has always seemed like a distant possibility. But now it seems all-too real.
by Eric Eisenberg March 26, 2013 comments
Independence Day's Dean Devlin Shares Update On Sequel
Let's kick the tires and light the fires, big daddy! It looks like an Independence Day sequel may actually happen. We've known for a while now that there was a possibility for a follow-up to the Will Smith starring 1996 action film, which focused on an alien attack on the planet. Today offers an update on the project, as ID co-screenwriter Dean Devlin spoke about re-teaming with director Roland Emmerich, with whom he worked on The Patriot, in addition to Independence Day.
by Kelly West July 9, 2012 comments
Independence Day May Be Getting Two Back-To-Back Sequels
Let’s kick the tires and light the fires, boys. There may be two Independence Day sequels in the works. Word is, Fox is planning on back-to-back sequels to follow up on the hugely successful 1996 film, but they may end up having to move forward without Will Smith.
by Kelly West October 27, 2011 comments
Independence Day 2 Won't Be Made Any Time Soon, But It Is Happening
Looking at Will Smith's IMDb page makes you want to put the movie industry under six feet of dirt. The actor is currently listed with 38 in-development projects that include Men in Black III; Bad Boys 3; I, Robot 2; Hancock 2; Independence Day 2; Untitled I Am Legend Prequel; The Karate Kid 2; and Independence Day 3.
by Eric Eisenberg February 14, 2011 comments
Will Smith Will Be President In Emmerich's Independence Day Sequels
Director Roland Emmerich has been talking for awhile now about his plan to make not one, but two sequels to his 1996 mega-hit alien invasion movie Independence Day
by Josh Tyler September 30, 2010 comments
Independence Day Sequel Rumors Denied
Earlier today we picked up a story from the good folks at IESB in which they reported Will Smith is signed on for two Independence Day sequels. At the time we made it clear that it was a rumor and suggested everyone wait for a second confirmation
by Josh Tyler March 30, 2010 comments
Will Smith Set For Two Independence Day Sequels?
Will Smith is now locked in not only for Independence Day 2, but for Independence Day 3 as well. They’re planning some a two movie story arc, with both films being shot back to back
by Josh Tyler March 30, 2010 comments
Emmerich Planning 2 New Independence Days Sequels, ID4-Ever
Emmerich revealed that they’re actually planning more than one Independence Day sequel. He says, “What we want to do in the next – it's actually two movies – we want to do a bigger arc.”
by Josh Tyler November 12, 2009 comments
Exclusive: Roland Emmerich Wants To Make Independence Day 2 Because Of Obama
As for why it's taken so long to get the sequel started, you can blame George W. Bush. "In Independence Day, it was about a king who leads his country into a fight against an outside invader. I didn't want to make that movie during the Bush years.
by Katey Rich November 5, 2009 comments
Roland Emmerich Wants An Independence Day 2, But Fox Doesn't?
Believe it or not, Fox actually had the balls to suggest doing the movie without Will Smith-- and, what, center the movie around Jeff Goldblum's character?-- but Emmerich stopped that idea in its tracks
by Katey Rich October 12, 2009 comments
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