20th Century Fox announced today that the official title of Independence Day 2 is Independence Day Resurgence. This announcement came from a live Q&A with the cast and filmmakers including executive producer and director Roland Emmerich and a plethora of actors including Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Brent Spiner, Judd Hirsch, Sela Ward and Vivica Fox.
Independence Day Resurgence synopsis:
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.
The Q&A also revealed some awesome new technology that will be used in the film including this cool device called a “Moon Tug”:
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) June 23, 2015
The cast also shared some small details about their characters, including Jeff Goldblum and Brent Spiner. David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) is now the director of the Earth Space Defense Program. Dr. Brakish Okun (Brent Spiner), who died in the first Independence Day, is back for the sequel. Spiner did not expound on the details of his resurrection. While Liam Hemsworth, Sela Ward and Maika Monroe are playing new characters, Vivica Fox, Judd Hirsch and Bill Pullman will all be reprising their roles from the original film.
Independence Day Resurgence hits theaters on June 24 2016.