First Independence Day 2 Promo Art Brings Back that Iconic Spaceship

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 - 1:37PM
Independence Day: Resurgence
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 - 1:37PM
First Independence Day 2 Promo Art Brings Back that Iconic Spaceship
In the classic 1996 film Independence Day, huge flying saucers called "Destroyer" ships threaten to obliterate major cities. Now, the first promo art for the sequel indicates that the aliens have upgraded to destroying the entire planet, as it shows a Destroyer ship blasting a hole in the center of the Earth:

First Independence Day 2 Poster Brings Back that Iconic Spaceship

The official synopsis for Independence Day 2 seems to support the notion that the sequel will be similar to the first film, but with a larger scope:

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.

The cast for the film has also been taking shape, with Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, and Brent Spiner all returning as their Independence Day characters and Maika Monroe (It Follows, The Guest) 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.

Independence Day 2 opens in theaters on June 24, 2016.

Via Collider.
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