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One of the movies that redefined the sci-fi film genre in 1996 is coming back next year, but without Will Smith. Today, 20th Century Fox released the first official trailer of Independence Day: Resurgence. The film, scheduled for release on June 24, 2016, will see the return of many actors and actresses from the original cast, including Vivica A. Fox, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, and many others. As for the absence of Will Smith as Colonel Steven Hiller, the film’s web site TheWarOf1996.com explains; just take a look at the series of events that happened in the year 2007.
Here’s the movie synopsis:
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.
Independence Day: Resurgence