Independence Day 2, Independence Day: Resurgence

Happy Independence Day 2 You, America!!


Oh, come on, it was a good pun headline!  Independence Day 2 is a thing that is actually going to happen.  I know.  The official title, since studios seem to love sequels but hate numbering them, will be Independence Day: Resurgence.  Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Brent Spiner (basically everyone but Will Smith is coming back who lived through the first invasion….but honestly what is Will Smith doing that is more important than this, sadly?).  Roland Emmerich, Das King of Blowing Stuff Up, will return to direct.  FOX is looking to put ID4: Resurgence in theaters on June 24, 2016.  Here’s the only synopsis we have so far.

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.  

Oh and as a special America birthday gift to the Tea Party, here’s a clip from the first film of them blowing up The White House.

One thought on “Happy Independence Day 2 You, America!!”

  1. I thought it was clear that Brent was killed in the first one, but more Brent is always better than no Brent. As for Will, turning this movie down was a bad career move. I don’t know if it was money or pride or what, but he should have looked on the offer as a gift. He really needed this movie.

    The obliteration of the White House by aliens is a trope that cuts across all political stripes and ideologies, btw. For some reason everyone loves to see the extraterrestrials make our hallowed institutions go boom, and I don’t want to know why. I’d rather leave the question unanswered, like the mystery of how and why David Bowie chooses his film roles.


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