Independence Day

Independence Day: Resurgence Will Miss Will Smith

Your childhood is back again. Well, sort of. The trailer for the sequel to Independence Day is here and it’s got all your favourite characters back. Again, sort of. Independence Day: Resurgence is the followup to the 1996 hit sci-fi original, and before we move on, you need to hit the play button below and check it out.

We know what you’re thinking. Something isn’t quite right here. Where’s Will Smith? Well, Will Smith will not reprise his roll as Captain Steven Hiller. In fact, the director has stated that Will Smith’s character is dead to unknown reasons in this film’s timeline. However, you still have plenty of Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman, doing what they do best – protect the world from alien invasion as the President of United States and scientist, respectively.

The trailer opens with Jeff Goldblum’s character David Levinson being called for his expertise in alien invasions. Yes, the world is under attack again and this time “the 4th of July will no longer be known as American holiday” as Pullman’s famous speech from the original movie returns in this trailer as voiceover.

Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day (1996)

Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum in Independence Day (1996)

The trailer continues with Levinson saying that for decades they’ve been using the alien technology from their first encounter to protect the world from another attack. But this time relying on technology won’t be enough. Next comes ex-President Whitmore (Pullman) reliving the ghosts of his past which follows with his Independence Day speech over scenes of massive battle sequences involving humans and aliens.

It’s too early to tell whether Independence Day: Resurgence will capture the magic of the original or not. And one surely misses Will Smith’s humour and swagger in this sequel. Let us know what you think of the trailer in the comments below.

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