20th Century Fox akhirnya merilis trailer perdana untuk sekuel “Indpendence Day ” (1996) yang dibintangi Will Smith berjudul “Independence Day:Resurgence”. Para cast dari film pertama kembali hadir ditambah cast baru,namun tidak dengan Will Smith.

We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle 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.”

Bersamaan dengan perilisan trailernya, Fox juga merilis viral site yang memperlihatkan “War of 1996” layaknya sebuah film dokumenter dan background guna menutup jarak antara “Indenpendence Day” yang berjarak 20 tahun dengan sekuelnya tersebut. Dan nasib karakter Colonel Steven Hiller yang diperankan Will Smith pun terungkap via viral website tersebut.

While test piloting the ESD’s first alien hybrid fighter, an unknown malfunction causes the untimely death of Col. Hiller. Hiller’s valor in the War of ’96 made him a beloved global icon whose selfless assault against the alien mothership lead directly to the enemy’s defeat. He is survived by his wife Jasmine and his son Dylan.

Kembali disutradarai Roland Emmerich, “Independence Day:Resurgence” turut diramaikan oleh Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe dan Sela Ward. Akan rilis 24 Juni 2016.