It looks like the aliens from Independence Day have a lot more up their sleeves than just “green sh*t” (thanks Will Smith) and blue beams this time around.
In the latest TV spot for Independence Day: Resurgence, we go through the same familiar beats as before. Jeff Goldblum tells us that he had twenty years to get us ready for this. Former U.S. President Bill Pullman reveals to someone offscreen that the aliens are coming back. Goldblum assures us that we used alien technology to strengthen our planet, but it won’t be enough. Presumably, the aliens have fixed that whole super-long-weapon-priming issue that ended up being a thorn in their side last time (or, more accurately, a jet in their gun barrel). And then we cut to—
Mother of God, what was that?
Fast-forward to roughly the 0:19 mark to see the creatures’ latest big bad taking on a few alien tech-infused jets.
Someone call Idris Elba — we’ve got an apocalypse to cancel here.
The aliens (wonder if they’ll ever get a fancy title like “xenomorphs” or “predators?”) have decided to bring in the big guns this time. That means bigger ships (“It’s touched down over the Atlantic” “Which part?” “All of it!”), better weapons (“It has its own gravity”), and a healthy dose of self-referential humor (“They like to get the landmarks”). However, just like that one girlfriend you had during your sophomore year of college, they decided to ditch the tech and go all-out organic on you.
Some outlets are referring to it as a “queen” alien (which would mesh nicely with the “She has arrived” bit from the extended trailer), while others believe it might just be a kaiju-esque monster unleashed on Earth by the returning invaders. We’ll all find out in just over two weeks.
Without Randy Quaid to stop the aliens this time, how can Earth possibly repel this much bigger alien menace? Will the lesser Hemsworth step up and save the day? How about Will Smith’s adopted son? Will he also chomp on cigars while punching things in the face?
Independence Day: Resurgence, starring Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth, Bill Pullman, relentless explosions, and the colors blue and orange, drops in theaters June 24.