Independence Day Sequels Update

Director Roland Emmerich has spoken yet again about his long planned sequels to 1996 alien invasion blockbuster Independence Day.  The so named ID Forever (parts 1 and 2) will apparently take place 20 years after the events of the original film, as a fresh army of alien invaders arrive to avenge the destruction of the first mothership.

Those familiar with the original explosion filled classic will remember that along with the White House the alien invaders pretty much blew up every major city on earth in the first film. So the world of 2016 we see in the new films will actually be more of an apocalyptic alternate reality. As Emmerich explains:

“It’s a changed world. It’s like parallel history. [Humans] have harnessed all this alien technology. We don’t know how to duplicate it because it’s organically-grown technology, but we know how to take an antigravity device and put it in a human airplane.”

As for whether this parallel future will feature a return for familiar characters from the first film Emmerich continued:

“It’s still some of the same characters, but also new younger characters; it’s a little bit like the sons take over.”

Bill Pullman has unsurprisingly expressed interest in returning to the franchise that made him a fighter pilot President, but it remains to be seen whether or not Will Smith wants to punch any more aliens in the face.

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