3 Things to Note in ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Trailer

By Anshul Hardikar | 2 years ago
3 Things to Note in ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ Trailer

Till now I am assuming many die-hard “Independence Day” fans have already seen the trailer and some of you might be even flipping since there have been some changes in the trailer of the sequel. Here are 3 things that we observed in the trailer:


  1. 1. First and foremost, there’s no Will Smith in it! If there’s no Will Smith, there can’t be another “Independence Day.” This movie made Smith a legend both on-screen and off-screen as well. His character, Fighter pilot Steven Hiller did the impossible and saved the world when he engaged himself in a direct assault with the Alien mothership. Since there have been a few reasons for his absence in the movie, we get Liam Hemsworth and Steven’s son Dylan as the heroes in this one.
  2. 2. Secondly, this movie is again going to show something, which has now become quite a popular thing to do a movie, alien invasion. But since “Independence Day” was one of those movies that touched on the topic of alien invasion back in the 90’s, “Independence Day: Resurgence” will be nailing the theme again.
  3. 3. Finally, it is going to go down even more harshly this time around. In the trailer you see Jeff Goldblum and Liam Hemsworth probably on the moon and that’s when Jeff’s character makes an unwanted observation about their enemy. The mothership carrying the aliens is way bigger this time around. So maybe in the last 20 years that have passed in the movie, aliens were just silently preparing themselves to retaliate in a way humans will never be able to comprehend.


Cinema Blend noted that the reason for Will Smith’s absence in the movie is because his character Steven dies somewhere in these 20 years that have passed. According to a promotional website that has been created for the movie, a broadcast shows the death of Col. Hiller in an explosion. Following his death, his son Dylan takes his place in “Independence Day: Resurgence.” Forbes noted that the trailer was mostly spoiler-free and gives you a feeling of a remake in the disguise of a sequel.

“Independence Day: Resurgence” will release next year on June 24th.

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Anshul studied Journalism and Broadcasting before venturing out in Online Media. He likes to read, write and travel when he is not working. He has been a full-time writer for MNG since May 2015.