Twenty year after aliens blew up the White House and inadvertently turned Will Smith into a mega movie superstar, Independence Day: Resurgence Of Box Office Profits: The Goldblumening is set to open next summer. Below, you can check out the first trailer for the film, which stars The Incomparable Jeff Goldblum, Bearded Bill Pullman, President Sela Ward, Lesser Hemsworth, Judd "Judddddddddd" Hirsch, Charlotte Gainsbourg???, former stripper (it's canon!) Vivica A. Smith, and Not Will Smith (but WITH Will Smith's grown-up son from the first movie, who is not played by Jaden Smith, stupidly).
The trailer looks terrible! No, it looks great! It's too serious and grim! You can't make this movie without Will Smith! Wait...Will Smith might one day run for president? Now THAT is the Independence Day sequel I want to see.
Here's the official synopsis of the film:
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 defense 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.
And here's some more background on who is in this film:
The big takeaway here is: if you're gonna trade a Smith for a Hemsworth, you gotta get the good one.
"We need someone of equal star power and charisma to Will Smith for the Independence Day sequel." "Liam Hemsworth?" "Perfect."
— David Sims (@davidlsims) December 13, 2015