The first Independence Day: Resurgence trailer is here, and it’s stuffed with nostalgia

No Will Smith, though

20 years on from the first Independence Day, 2016 will see the long-awaited sequel hit cinemas – and based on the newly-released trailer, it’s going to be bleak.


No Will Smith, more explosions, bigger spaceships, Bill Pullman’s former President Whitmore all bearded and haunted and Jeff Goldblum looking serious – yep, this is looking grim and gritty. And even the first film’s famous speech doesn’t escape, with the now seemingly over-optimistic words piped in over the action.

Looks like we’re in for a less-than-happy fourth of July…


Independence Day: Resurgence will be in cinemas summer 2016