A year before its release, 1996's Independence Day has finally been given a title -- Independence Day: Resurgence.
Director Roland Emmerich revealed details about the film including the plot details and the movie's character alongside the new cast members in a live streaming, reported Aceshowbiz.
Emmerich described Independence Day Resurgence as a resurgence of the franchise, and of this universe. He said the globe will come together to unite against a common extraterrestrial enemy.
He also revealed a spacecrafts that will play a prominent role in the sequel. Called a Moon Tug, this craft is housed on a moon base as part of the military’s Earth Space Defence.
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The new cast includes Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe and Sela War.
The returning actors such as Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Brent Spiner and Judd Hirsch also joined the director in the live stream. Will Smith will not be returning for the sequel.
Emmerich, 59, hinted that the sequel would take place 20 years after the alien attack in the first film starring Will Smith.
Liam Hemsworth who will essay the role of Jake described his character saying that Jake was an orphan after he lost his parents in the first attack.
The Hunger Games star explained that Jake joined the military and became a fighter pilot who got a great job of driving moon tug, which he called "a forklift on the moon."