Know what today is? It's Earth Day, and while we usually take this time to celebrate our planet and try to do something to protect it from environmental harm, in Independence Day: Resurgence it needs to be protected from something completely different. Years may have passed but the Earth is still in jeopardy as the invading alien force is back and stronger than ever.
A new trailer for Roland Emmerich's sequel shows it to be bigger and more serious than its predecessor. Less serious is the accompanying Earth Day PSA starring Jeff Goldblum as the eccentric Earth Space Defense director, David Levinson. Here's the film's official synopsis:
We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
Also starring Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth, Vivica A. Fox, Bill Pullman, Maika Monroe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Sela Ward, Brent Spiner, and Judd Hirsch, Independence Day: Resurgence opens June 24th.