What Did We Learn: The Independence Day Resurgence Q&A

So earlier on today (well on uk time anyway) there was a live Q & A stream for Independence Day Resurgence. We now have the full Q & A which you can watch below along with a few images. Too be honest there’s not much to see from the images, apart from Roland looking happy in front of some kind of spaceship, called a Moon Tug..still early days yet.

So what did we learn from the Independence Day Resurgence Q & A ?

  • In the post 1996 earth vs aliens war the world is now unified.
  • Alien tech has been harvested from the downed ships and combined with human tech (on the set where the Q & A took place there was an alien/human hybrid fighter).
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A look at the hybrid fighter using alien tech

  • Originally Roland didn’t want to do the film.
  • Jeff Goldblum – ‘The world has advanced in real time. I’m the director of this earth based defence to ensure the planet is protected.’,’ Borders are no longer relevant’.
  • There was a mention of  shield technology being used as part of the earth based defence.
  • Professor Okun played by Brent Spiner is back from the dead.
  • Sela Ward plays President Lanford and is tougher, more decisive than President Whitmore ‘it’s a very different time. we’ve been preparing for 20 years for another attack.’
  • Patricia Whitmore (Maika Monroe) is now all grown up and will play some kind of secret service agent and also a fighter pilot.
  •  Dlyan Hiller is the son of Steven Hiller (Will Smith) and Jasmin Hiller (Vivica A. Fox)…I’m guessing Will Smith’s character is dead but that wasn’t confirmed in the Q & A.
  • Angelababy plays Rain a chinese fighter pilot who lost her parents in the first war with the aliens.
  • Liam Helmsworth plays Jake Morrison who lost his parents in the first attack and grew up in an orphanage. He’s becomes a fighter pilot in the ‘best of the best’ category. His ego gets in the way and puts someone’s life at risk which leads him to be demoted to driving a moon tug ‘basically a forklift on the moon’.
  • Jasmin (Vivica A. Fox) is now working as a hospital administrator.


You can watch the Q & A footage here (kicks in around the 56 minute mark)

So now that you’ve read the tidbits the Q & A what do you think? Does the sequel have potential?

Of course with the film a year away and no footage on show (they’ve only been filming for five weeks) it’s hard to get a sense of what to expect. I do like the idea that they have jumped forward in real time and we have the kids now all grown up and taking on the roles of their famous parents.

I’m looking forward to seeing the first footage on this as if there is one thing that Roland is good at it is creating a spectacle.

Time to start placing your bets on what historical landmarks he’ll find to blow up this time around.

Director Roland Emmerich on the set of INDEPENDENCE DAY RESURGENCE

Hey kids I’m the guy who blew up the White House

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Release: June 24, 2016
Director: Roland Emmerich
Producers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser
Cast:  Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward
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.

Source: 20th Century fox
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