Talking to you dear readers about Independence Day Resurgence facts is a day I thought would never come. When it comes to science fiction, disaster movies, it doesn’t get any better than the 1996 Independence Day, right? Well, it does get better because now they made the sequel: Independence Day: Resurgence, and it’s hitting theaters on June 24, 2016. Are you curious to see how they can one-up the first Independence day? Me too! Here are some interesting facts about Independence Day: Resurgence.
All Of The Independence Day Resurgence Facts
Jasmine Dubrow-Hiller, played by Vivica A. Fox, was a stripper in the first movie, but has now put that life behind her and is employed as an administrator in a hospital.
The events of Resurgence take place two decades after the last alien invasion in 1996. During the 1996 alien war, it is estimated that there were 2-3 billion casualties, so there is no way that people on Earth are going take any chances this time around.
This time around, the military organization that will battle the aliens is called ESD- Earth Space Defense. This moon base was established in 2009 with a ribbon cutting ceremony that was headed by David Levinson, played by Jeff Goldblum.
In the 1996 movie, the main hero was Steven Hiller, played by Will Smith, as he ultimately saved Earth. This time around, there are two heroes: Jake Morrison, played by Liam Hemsworth and Dylan Dubrow-Hiller, played by Jessie Usher. It is not currently known how they will be heroes, but it is known that Jake is a pilot who lost his parents in the 1996 alien attack, and Dylan is also a pilot, son of Jasmine Dubrow-Hiller and step-son of Steven Hiller.
According to Cinema Blend, the character of Steven Hiller played in the first movie by Will Smith, was killed at some point in the 20-year period, in a large explosion. This will be revealed when a newscast is shown in the movie, with a headline that reads: Alien Tech Malfunction Kills Col. Hiller.
Independence Day: Resurgence was originally scheduled to hit theaters on July 3, 2015. Then, on November 12, 2013, it was announced that the movie release date was pushed to July of 2016. The final movie release date change came on October 14, 2014, when it was announced that the release date for Resurgence would be June 24, 2016. Check out the full trailer below!
Do you know any Independence Day Resurgence facts or insider trivia? I’m dying to know more about this movie! Tell me if you’re going to see this movie in the comments!
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