It is a widely known fact that a sequel for the 1996 hit Independence Day has been in the works for some time. Now, filming and production for the film is going on right now.
For Independence Day 2, several notable names from the first film will be returning in their respective roles, including Vivica A. Fox, Bill Pullman, Brent Spiner and most notably of all, Jeff Goldblum. The film also has some details and even a basic summary of the plot leaked out all over the internet.
According to director Roland Emmerich, the sequel will take place fifteen years after the events of the first movie, where after fighting off a hostile alien invasion, humanity will have found a way to utilize all of the alien technology and use it to defend the world against other threats. The problem here comes when those threats include the full alien force coming to Earth. The sequel will also delve into the history and backgrounds of the aliens, some of which may stretch into even more sequels down the road, assuming this film makes it big at the box office.
While there are many movie remakes and reboots being made now, one thing that separates Independence Day 2 from so many others is that a large portion of the original cast and crew from the first movie has come back.Daniel Amen tweeted on twitter to express his anticipatory excitement.