In the first Independence Day, director Roland Emmerich blew up the White House, the Capital, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, and the Grand Canyon. It took 20 years, but Emmerich finally knew what he wanted to do for an encore. We won’t spoil it, you can see it for yourself below, but if there’s a movie that pretty much demands inclusion in the Super Bowl menagerie of movie ads, it’s Independence Day: Resurgence. Don’t let the “Star-Spangled Banner” recital fool you, it’s time for some patriotic destruction of property as we count down to late June when the irony-aware aliens and their giant spaceships return for round two.
Are you ready for some mass destruction on a planetary scale?!?!?! Good, because that’s what you’re going to get in this new ad for ID4 part 2.
So now you’ve caught on to our little joke. Looks like it’s going to be a bad year for London, first with the Gerard Butler-Aaron Eckhart action sequel, and then with the total decimation of the city thanks to the Independence Day aliens folding the place like a quesadilla. Where as the emphasis of the first trailer released late last year had more of a “Hey, remember the first movie” vibe, the emphasis in this ad is definitely on the new: the new heroes, the new threat, and new one-livers from Jeff Goldblum.
On the other hand, Christopher Nolan called, and he wants the musical motif of his Dark Knight Rises trailer back.
Independence Day: Resurgence will be in theaters everywhere on June 24.