Roland Emmerich’s epic, world-ending, alien invasion film has a sequel: Independence Day: Resurgence
In theaters June 24th 2016 the basic plot is thus: It’s been twenty or so years since the first invasion of Earth and we (Earthlings) have been preparing for a second. We took the wrecked, leftover, and or captured technology from our first encounter and collaborated with the various governments of the world on a major defense system … you know, “just in case.”
Well, who would have guessed it, the aliens return, only this time, they bring more power to bear on the … suspecting people of Earth. Too much power actually and unless a few brave women and men can find a way to stop them, the aliens will finish what they started. (Jokes on them, I thought we used all those up?? See Water shortage in India.)
Fact: I have not seen the movie. It’s not out yet and I do not have a time machine, buuuut, my guess is we figure it out after a rousing speech from Bill Pullman.
Cast, Director, Writers, are they all the same?
- Director: Roland Emmerich
- Writers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, and some new blood: Carter Blanchard, James A. Woods, Nicolas Write
- Jeff Goldblum
- Bill Pullman
- Judd Hirsch
- Brent Spiner
- Vivica A. Fox
- Liam Hemsworth
- Joey King
- Maika Monroe
- William Fichtner
- Charlotte Gainsbourg
- Sela Ward
- And more
You’ll notice no Will Smith. Rumor is that Will Smith was asking for fifty million for a couple sequels and Fox didn’t want to pony up the cabbage for Will. It’s up to you if you believe that, but I choose to believe that Will Smith acts for the “love of the game” and not more Earthly gain… it’s how I explain After Earth.
That being said I don’t hold it against Will for passing on this role due to his appearance in the new Suicide Squad which I am about as excited for as I have ever been in my life… Yes, my whole life. I know what I am saying, trust me, my life has been pretty boring.
Another report on the movie is that this film aims to top the previous 1996 version of “lots of explosions” by 1000%. Yes lasers, ships that descend through the atmosphere reamed in fire (very scary) and lots of building being vaporised/demolished leaving a cloud of dust previously only seen by Ben Affleck in Batman vs Superman.
As far as we have heard there is no hope. No hope for the aliens who have a genetic weakness to one-liners like: “Welcome to Earth” **right hook**, or “Up yours, Alien assholes”.
We cannot report on the exact one liners that will end the scourge of said alien assholes, however, we do have it on authority that they will be 70% as awesome as if Will Smith had said them.