It was just in mid-December that Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence blew us all away with its powerful debut trailer. And now, we’ve got our second look at the would-be summer blockbuster, thanks to this brand new Super Bowl spot! Check it out.
The Super Bowl trailer for the upcoming Independence Day sequel should feel familiar to anyone who has been watching the game. The ad, dropped by 20th Century Fox themselves, takes full advantage of the big game, with a collage of images familiar and applicable to tonight's events. As the American National Anthem rings out prior to the game, we see images that invoke notions of freedom and patriotism. Soon the Blue Angels attempt their signature fly over above the football stadium, but instead of a celebratory gesture, the audience is treated to the return of the alien invaders from the first movie wreaking havoc in the sky above.
What follows is a montage of death and destruction that makes the losses of the first Independence Day look like a picnic compared to what the planet faces this time around, with entire cities crumbling beneath the might of the film’s extraterrestrial invaders. In true sequel fashion, everything about Independence Day: Resurgence seems bigger, grander, and darker. It makes us wish we had a cigar chomping Will Smith to come along, crack wise, and save the day, but alas we won’t have that luxury this time around.
Despite the notable absence of the first film’s star, Independence Day: Resurgence will see the return of numerous actors from the original including Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, and Judd Hirsch. In addition to these returning cast members, the sequel has enlisted Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, and Maika Monroe.
The overall premise of Independence Day: Resurgence is simple, yet effective. Twenty years after the initial alien invasion of Earth, technology on our planet has flourished, and every measure has been taken to try and prevent another attack from happening ever again. Unfortunately, what they don’t know is that the original wave of extraterrestrials sent a distress signal to their home world before their destruction, and it’s taken two decades for reinforcements to show up. And when they do, it could spell the end of days for all. This is a Roland Emmerich film after all, and in true Roland Emmerich fashion, the stakes will be as high as physically possible.
I don't know about you but all I care about is making sure that this Super Bowl does not end the same way it does in the trailer for this movie. We're not nearly as ready as the folks in the trailer are, and look what's happening to them! We will bring you more information concerning the upcoming release of Independence Day: Resurgence, as the film is set to blast its way into theaters on June 24.