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One of the most interesting aspects of Independence Day: Resurgence is how this sequel is making it very clear that the original film wasn’t just made in 1996 – it took place in 1996. The new film takes place in 2016, twenty years after the release of Independence Day for real audiences and twenty years after that gigantic alien invasion that killed millions of people for the characters in the film. However, their 2016 is not our 2016. It’s different world altogether, an alternate science fiction timeline that saw world history go in a very different direction than our own. A lot of crazy stuff happened.

Like Jeff Goldblum‘s David Levinson helping found a moon base in 2009, which was revealed in a fun new image.

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Will Smith Independence Day

Were you bummed to hear about what happened to Steven Hiller between Independence Day and Independence Day: Resurgence? So was Will Smith. In an interview, the original Independence Day star admits it was “terrible” to learn of his character’s fate — though also like you, he managed to enjoy the trailer anyway. Read the Will Smith Independence Day: Resurgence comments after the jump.  Read More »

Independence Day 2 trailer release

Twenty years will have passed between the time Independence Day hit theaters and Roland Emmerich‘s sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence gets released on June 24th 2016. What happened in that time? Titan Comics will be publishing a prequel to the upcoming movie, which they are teasing as “a rich psychological prison drama”. Preview the first couple covers of the Independence Day: Resurgence comic book and learn more about the series, after the jump.
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Will Smith in Independence Day 2

When the trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence debuted during a football game yesterday and came online shortly thereafter, a lot of people on social media were asking about Will Smith. If you’ve been following the development and production road for the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster sci-fi action hit, then you already know the actor won’t be appearing in the film. But how will his absence be explained in the story? Now we have answer. Read More »

Deadpool red-band trailer

If Wade Wilson breaks the fourth wall in his upcoming movie, he’ll be breaking some of the biggest fourth walls in the world. 20th Century Fox has just struck a deal to bring several of its upcoming tentpoles to IMAX screens, including Deadpool and Independence Day: Resurgence. Hit the jump for more on the Deadpool IMAX release.  Read More »

Independence Day sequel livestream

The Independence Day sequel is shooting now in Albuquerque, and Fox invited journalists to set this week to reveal some of the first information about the film. As part of the studio’s set visit turned press day, writer/director Roland Emmerich took park in a live-streamed press conference with cast members Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Angelababy, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward, Jessie Usher and Liam Hemsworth.

The film’s proper title was been revealed to be Independence Day: Resurgence. Along with that info there was a lot of other talk about characters both returning and new. You can watch a nicely-edited highlight reel of that livestream below, along with the full archived stream, and a brief title animation treatment.

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Independence Day Sequel Cast

There have been a ton of casting announcements over the last month for Roland Emmerich‘s upcoming Independence Day sequel, some of which we have missed reporting on. With the news today that William Fichtner is joining the ensemble which is currently filming, I thought now is a good time to do a round up of the Independence Day sequel cast, giving you all of the details on who is involved, returning, not returning, and what roles they may have in the upcoming sequel.

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While Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are all set to return for the Independence Day sequel, director Roland Emmerich told press earlier this summer that Will Smith likely wouldn’t come back, because he was just too expensive and too famous. But that was before After Earth proved a critically reviled flop, and now it seems Smith may be a little more open to the idea of a return.

In a recent interview, Emmerich revealed that he has a meeting set up with Smith to discuss the project. “Anything can happen,” he said of Smith’s status regarding the project. Hit the jump to read the rest of his comment, and to get a possible update on the release date.

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