Sit down with Jessie Usher and other cast members of Independence Day: Resurgence as they remember experiencing the War of 1996 nearly twenty years ago.
INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE
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, and Sela Ward.
In case you missed the “Fear” trailer clip, check it out below:
t’s been 20 years since the catastrophic events of the first movie where intergalactic baddies paid a visit with the intentions to wipe out the human race. Thanks to the brave efforts of Marine pilot Captain Steven Hiller (Will Smith) and satellite expert David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) successfully delivered a virus to alien’s mothership wiping out their defenses allowing the Earth’s forces to wipe out the invaders in a massive coordinated effort.
Flash-forward to the present, since the last invasion with help David and the left behind alien technology the Earth has been preparing if and when the aliens come back.
They will soon learn that the attack 20-years-ago pales in comparison to the one that’s about to take place. The aliens have been preparing as well to take their revenge on the humans for killing their buddies. The scale of destruction this time around is intense compared the event took place in 1996.
In Independence Day: Resurgence we catch up the with the kids of the heroes, Dylan (Jessie Usher) is all grown up now and is following in the footsteps of his step-dad whom is now deceased so yeah no Will Smith in this movie period.
Former President Thomas J.Whitmore (Bill Pullman) also returns in the second film. His daughter Patricia Whitmore (Maika Monroe) is also grown and is dealing with her dad who is clearly going through it. Her father is still suffering from the after effects of the previous battle with the aliens but always knew in the back of his mind they would return.
Other returning characters Jasmine (Vivica A.Fox), Julius Levinson (Judd Hirsch), Dr. Okun (Brent Spiner) and the new hero on the block Jake Morrison (Liam Hemsworth). Peep the new trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence below:
In case you didn’t know, the Independence Day sequel has been set in stone with some of the original cast members, including Vivica A. Fox, who also signed back on for the return of the epic 1996 film.
But, there’s one main ingredient missing and that is lead actor of the classic movie, Will Smith.
On Saturday, Smith headed over to Facebook to respond to a plethora of comments from fans. One of his replies catered to the very question of: Why are you not apart of Independence Day 2?
Will sent a real answer directly to the fan on FB saying:
I wanted to make Independence Day 2. I worked very hard with Dean & Roland (the producer & director) to find what I would do in my performance that would be new, different and exciting for the fans.
But, as an artist I’m in a very different place in my life. I’m 46 years old and I am impelled to push aggressively toward new places, new challenges and ideas. You will see in my next few films that I am taking HUGE artistic gambles. I am WAY out of my comfort zone. I want this period of my career to be the least Safe I’ve ever been.
But, it broke my heart to not return with the cast. 😦
That will definitely take a huge chuck out of the expectations of the film but hey, sometimes you have to move on. Kudos to Will!
Can the sequel survive without Will Smith’s participation? We shall see….
‘Indepence Day 2’ is set to premiere on June 24th just after Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (June 2nd) of 2016.
Both, Vivica A. Fox and Tameka “Tiny” Harris are moving forward into new business ventures. From a new Tequila Line, to a new Hair Collection, the ladies of Hollywood and Entertainment are shifting gears, and becoming major entrepreneurs. Check out below, to see what Tiny and Vivica has been cooking up!