‘Independence Day: Resurgence:’ Roland Emmerich Gives Hints Of The Plot; Know Why Will Smith Isn’t Involved!

By Subhro Prakash Ghosh | 2 years ago
‘Independence Day: Resurgence:’ Roland Emmerich Gives Hints Of The Plot; Know Why Will Smith Isn’t Involved!

“Independence Day: Resurgence,” the upcoming sequel of 1996’s movie “Independence Day,” is believed to take the viewers where the existence of humanity will be under threat with the returning of aliens. Director Ronald Emmerich recently gave a pinch of hint that the movie would be made to expand more on the universe and a new upcoming comic book would bridge the two movies in the franchise.

According to Venture Capital Post, “Independence Day: Resurgence” is underway and the movie is reportedly in post-production process. The director Emmerich is supervising the editing and other post-production works since the shooting was accomplished in late August. However, according to him, lot of extensive work is left and everything should be carried out before the movie hits the big screen. In a few words, he has given some details about the movie’s plot that is not going to be as simple as the 1996’s original movie.


“It’s only like one of the hives, like kind of moving around. What we did this time, we tried to expand the universe, too. It’s not as simple as the last one because you cannot make it as simple as the last one,” Emmerich opined.

“Also, it’s a little bit about what happened to our world when you know that they are coming back. We had twenty years to come together as a planet and to build incredible things to have a little more even fight,” he added.

Now the question is surrounding around Will Smith participation in the “Independence Day: Resurgence.” In a conversation with Cinema Blend, Emmerich earlier said that he wanted to work with Smith and both were excited for working with each other. But later Smith was reportedly tired of sequels and had another proposal for a sci-fi movie, hence, he rejected the proposal. However, rumors are there that Will Smith had demanded $50 million to return for the sequel but Fox refused to pay this mammoth amount.


“Independence Day: Resurgence” is scheduled to hit the big screen on June 24, 2016.

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Having over 9 years of experience in retail magazines and portals, Ghosh has served lot of overseas clients in the last couple of years. Presently, he is a regular contributor for MNG. He had spent a self-imposed exile at the bank of river Narmada between 2012 and 2014 where he had mainly lived in the dense forests, ancient caves or with seriously devoted monks involved in penance and spiritual introspection. He is personally inspired by the great eastern and western mystics like Osho Rajneesh, Helena Blavatsky, George Gurdjieff, P D Ouspensky, Buddha, Lao Tsu, Confucius, Bodhidharma, J Krishnamurthy, Japanese Zen masters just to name a few.