This has been a huge week for summer blockbuster trailers, and Independence Day: Resurgence gets into the act with its second trailer. Will Roland Emmerich leave any monument on Earth standing? The man lives to destroy iconic architecture. This trailer forms more of a link between the first and second films (btw how is Brent Spiner’s character still alive?) and Will Smith even gets a cameo….as a dead man in a photo, but he made the trailer! ID42 will open on June 24, 2016. Plot synopsis below.
We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY catastrophe 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 unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
Variety broke the story that Robert Downey Jr. has been added to the cast of 2017’s Spider-Man: Homecoming. We don’t know how big the role is in the film, or if he’ll be suiting up, but the comics have explored the natural bond between the two characters as inventors in the past. Also leaked this week was that the film’s villain looked to be the Vulture and Michael Keaton was in negotiations to join the cast, but those seem to have broken down.
What strikes me as weird is that Marvel would let this leak so soon before Captain America: Civil War. Obviously, it implies that Stark is going to survive the conflict. If they stick to the comic storyline, that would be the case, but the MCU has been known to flip some things on their head. I don’t know why they didn’t sit on this until after the release of the film. At any rate, Robert Downey Jr. was not contracted for anything further than Avengers: Infinity War I & II so Disney must be paying him a metric ton of money to appear in the film. It also cements the Spider-Man solo films firmly in the MCU even with Sony’s quasi-involvement, Marvel is clearly making the creative decisions. Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled for release on July 7, 2017.