The upcoming sequel to Independence Day has been called Independence Day 2 for quite some time. However that seems to have changed with Variety reporting the official title of the film is Independence Day Resurgence.
Resurgence will see Jeff Goldblum (David Levinson), Vivica A. Fox (Jasimine), Brent Spiner (Dr. Brackish Okun) and Bill Pullamn (Thomas Whitmore) reprising their rolls from the original film. Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Judd Hirsch and Sela Ward will all be newcomers to the franchise. Will Smith, who was a main character of the first film, will not be returning.
Resurgence is based on a script co-written by Emmerich which depicts all of Earth working together to create a defense network to defend against a possible alien attack. Of course we don’t need details to know this may not go as planned.