The Title And Plot Revealed For The ‘Independence Day’ Sequel

June 25, 2015

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Director Roland Emmerich, who also directed the first ‘Independence Day’, revealed the sequel’s title ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ during a Q&A event with VSauce3 on location in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The cast was also introduced at the event, which includes Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Judd Hirsh and Vivica A. Fox.

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The plot of ‘Resurgence’ was also discussed during the event.

” We 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 unpredictable force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.”

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Filming for ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’, which promises to be bigger and more badass than the original, is now underway. 20th Century Fox has set the release date for June 24, 2016.

EXCLUSIVE - A general view of atmosphere seen at the "Independence Day Resurgence" Global Production Event on Monday, June 22, 2015, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Twentieth Century Fox/AP Images)

The next sequel in the ‘Independence Day’ franchise is already in the works and is planned to be released in 2017.

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