New Independence Day: Resurgence news report recalls the War of 1996

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May 6, 2016, 7:52 PM EDT (Updated)

Need a quick news fix on the history of Independence Day's infamous War of '96?  Here's a new viral video for Independence Day: Resurgence from 20th Century Fox, focusing on a faux newscast chronicling the aftermath of the initial alien invasion 20 years earlier.   Crafted to emulate a special new report by United World News anchor George Ropata, it showcases the cooperative efforts to rebuild cities and society and how the formation of the new United Global Defense Unit was accomplished amid the ashes and rubble.  

Included are interviews with Jeff Goldblum's David Levinson, director of Earth Space Defense at Area 51 in Nevada; Jiang Lao, ESD's Moon Base Commander; and Jessie Usher’s ESD Captain Dylan Hiller, who explain the necessary military buildup and harnessing of hybrid alien technology to create a superior next-generation jet fighter and advanced artillery to swat away any potential E.T. threat in the future.  

Take a peek and tell us if you think Earth stands a chance!


Directed by Roland Emmerich, Independence Day: Resurgence opens June 24 and also stars Liam Hemsworth, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward.

(Via Superherohype)