Will Smith where you at?! 1996’s Independence Day topped box office records, becoming the year’s top-grossing film. The Roland Emmerich-directed movie remains one of a fan-favourite for many, thanks to the terrifying efficiency of Emmerich’s aliens, extraterrestrials hidden behind advanced technology.


Fans will be happy to know that plans for a sequel were bandied for nearly two decades, but Emmerich has confirmed that plans for Independence Day 2 AND 3 are officially underway. Jake Morrison (Liam Hemsworth) and Dylan Dubrow-Hiller (Jessie Usher), along with Maika Monroe (replacing Mae Whitman), are set to be the new faces of the movie.




The original film released in 1996 established Will Smith as the legitimate blockbuster star of the year. So you may be thinking why didn’t the actor return for Independence Day: Resurgence?


In a interview, Emmerich explained why Smith didn’t return for the sequel, saying: “In the very beginning, I wanted to work with him and he was excited to be in it but then after a while he was tired of sequels, and he did an other science fiction film, which was his father-son story, so he opted out.”


INDEPENDENCE DAY, Will Smith, 1996, TM and Copyright (c) 20th Century Fox Film Corp. All rights reserved. Courtesy: Everett Collection"



It seems strange for him to turn down a guaranteed success specially knowing how much Independence Day has been a huge hit by every means. With almost six months before Independence Day: Resurgence hits the cinemas on June 24th (not July 4th as predicted), 20th Century Fox has unveiled the film’s full trailer.

In case you missed it before, here it is just for you:



It seems that the trailer spends most of its two-minute on explaining what has happened on Earth since aliens first invaded and that the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. Plus we can’t not recognised that it reintroduced returning faces from the original movie: David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum), Thomas J. Whitmore (Bill Pullman), Patricia Whitmore (now played by Maika Monroe), Julius Levinson (Judd Hirsch), and Jasmine Dubrow-Hiller (Vivica A. Fox) are all back.


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