‘Independence Day’ Sequel Gets Title, First Photos

Independence Day Resurgence
Courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Fox has locked in “Independence Day Resurgence” as the title for Roland Emmerich’s sequel to the 1996 blockbuster.

Vivica A. Fox, Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Judd Hirsch, Sela Ward and Charlotte Gainsbourg have also been cast in the sequel, which 20th Century Fox has dated for June 24, 2016 — nearly 20 years after the original was released. Bill Pullman, who played President Thomas J. Whitmore in the original, is returning for the sequel.

Dean Devlin, who produced the original film, is producing with Roland Emmerich and Harald Kloser.  Ute Emmerich is the executive producer.  The screenplay was written by Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin and James Vanderbilt, James A.Woods & Nicolas Wright.

Fox has also released the first photos from the set — one of the Moon Tug spacecraft and another of director Emmerich posing with it.

The story revolves around the nations of Earth having collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet — which comes under attack by the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force.

See the photos below.

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  1. npstanley80@gmail.com says:

    Sent from Windows Mail

  2. Sanman says:

    I live on E.51 street, the other Area 51. I’m an actor and I should be in the movie. My picture/resume & video are on actor’s access, you tube & backstage.com. & I’ve worked with aliens all my life. Some of my best friends are aliens. My wife is from Venus & I’m from Mars. Need I say more?

  3. Ria Monti says:

    unless will smith is in it , why bother making a sequel. he was a major character and was a main part of making the first one a success. should leave the classic movies alone.just would have been better off just releasing the first on in imax

  4. Simon J says:

    I think the author of this article needs to learn the meaning of the word “unprecedented”. Precedent was set in the first film.

  5. Without Will Smith……..Dont waste the time making it…….Sorry…!

  6. thenpp1 says:

    Why isn’t Will Smith mentioned?
    $$$$ $$$ $$ $
    I’ll bet you anything.

  7. Marcwendt says:

    Where is Will Smith? Why is he not listed in the cast?

  8. Jexie says:

    Plot twist – it turns out water kills the aliens!!!

  9. Duder NME says:

    Missed a perfect opportunity to call it “Memorial Day: Welcome to Earf”.

  10. Madeleine says:

    As long as Jeff Goldblum is in it, it’s going to be a hit in my book. The guy is hilarious in everything he does. It’s not meant to be a serious film. It’s gonna be campy and outrageous and fun. I can’t wait to see it! As far as Will Smith, I dig the guy but I don’t care if he’s in it or not. Jeff is the guy to see, for me.

  11. Yay!! The Americans save us all… Again, how lovely.

  12. James says:

    without Smith its not a sequel…its a bust.

  13. dave says:

    why is will smith not going to be in it

  14. TOM says:

    The first mega-bomb of 2016..

  15. IT 2 IT says:


    90s show thrown away toys.


  16. macbofisbil says:

    Will Smith’s not going to be in this sequel?

  17. IT 2 IT says:

    MORE franchise slum LEGO –in super panavision.


    • why does everyone care whether will smiff will be in it? he hasn’t been in a good film in a while and probably asks for a ridiculous amount of money for a starring role that no longer guarantees box office hits. also, i think it’s pretty obvious this won’t be good.

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