Independence Day: Resurgence’s second trailer launched – watch

The first glance at the sci-fi remake was launched on Super Bowl night

A second trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence has been unveiled, following the explosive opening reveal from Super Bowl night in February.

The new trailer dropped today specifically to align with Earth Day (April 22), and has a greater focus on the President, played by Bill Pullman, than the fiery opening clip. The blurb reads:

“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 defence 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 movie is due in cinemas on June 24; watch the new trailer via YouTube, below:

Will Smith opted not to return for the sequel to 1996’s Independence Day, but 23-year-old rising star Jessie Usher has been cast as Dylan Dubrow-Hiller, son of Smith’s character from the original, Captain Steve Hiller.

The sequel’s cast also includes Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sela Ward, William Fichtner and It Follows actress Maika Monroe. They join Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman and Vivica Fox, who are all reprising their roles from the original film.

Independence Day helmer Roland Emmerich returns to the director’s chair for the sequel, shooting from a script he co-wrote with Dean Devlin, who also co-scripted on the 1996 film, and Carter Blanchard.