Independence Day 2 Plot Synopsis Released

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 4:43PM
Independence Day: Resurgence
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 - 4:43PM
Independence Day 2 Plot Synopsis Released
Technically, we're not positive that this is an official plot synopsis, but after a dearth of plot details about the upcoming Independence Day sequel, a summary has appeared in several locations on the internet, including Rotten Tomatoes

We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global 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.

According to recent reports, the sequel will take place approximately fifteen years after the events of the first film, and will follow several returning characters, including the son of Will Smith's Captain Hiller, played by Jessie Usher. From the summary, it seems that we will learn much more about the mysterious aliens from the first film. The characters use their own technology against them, which means they are much more aware of the aliens' tactics and advanced intelligence (although, granted, it doesn't seem to help them much). 

Although plot details have been scarce, the casting has been well underway, with Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, and Brent Spiner all returning as their Independence Day characters and It Follows's Maika Monroe replacing Mae Whitman as the young Patricia Whitmore. Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Sela Ward have all been cast in new roles for the sequel, with the latter playing the President of the United States. 

Hanging with David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) 20 years later is a dream come true! #IndependenceDay

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Independence Day 2 is expected to be released on June 24, 2016.
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