So exactly how did Earth pick up the pieces and rebuild after events in 1996 in the first Independence Day film? Today an Independence Day: Resurgence promotional video titled “The War of 1996″| A United World News Special explaining how the world recuperated after the devastating attacks in 1996.
The 4:28 video runs like a news special or mini documentary explaining how the world in our best President Whitmore (Bill Pullman) voice “put aside their petty differences” and united in the fight to kick alien A S S after he delivered that moving speech.
We also get commentary from new characters Dylan Hiller (Jessie Usher) who speaks on his deceased father and legend Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith).
Dylan looks to pick up where his dad left off and become one the best pilots in the E.S.D (Earth Space Defense) initiative a product of the U.G.D.U (United Global Defense Unit). We also meet two other new heroes Rain (AngelaBaby) and Jake Morrison (Liam Hemsworth) whom also signed up to be pilots E.S.D and aim to keep the planet safe from extraterrestrial invaders.
We also catch up with David Levinson who is now the Director of the Earth Space Defense and helped the world re-purpose the alien technology left behind by war of 1996 to help mankind.
The special is clearly filmed before all hell breaks loose once again on the Earth and in space but gives everyone a good understanding by explaining how mankind picked themselves up and regrouped together. Watch the “The War of 1996” | A United World News Special clip below:
Mankind looks prepared but so are their enemies, we go back to war June 24th when Independence Day: Resurgence hit’s theaters.
Over the weekend, Jessie T. Usher, who plays Will Smith’s son [Dylan Hiller], met his “movie dad” and idol for the first time in Washington, D.C. during the White House Correspondent’s Dinner. Jessie posted this photo to his Instagram recapping the night and expressing this moment as one of the highlights of his career.