– by Joseph Jammer Medina

I’ll admit I had very little interest in seeing another INDEPENDENCE DAY film. Sure, it was a great film in my childhood, and I had a lot of fun, but as the sequel has been in development for so long, it could only hold my attention for a short amount of time. Even when the film was in production, and when the trailer was announced to be approaching, I couldn’t find it in my heart to care too much about it. It was only when that first trailer dropped did I realize that I wouldn’t mind returning to this world nearly 20 years later.

The latest image from Empire has also managed to get me excited to see what the aliens have in store for us humans. Check out the photo of fire raining down on London, Sodom and Gomorrah style. 

The photo itself isn’t of great quality, so it’s hard to make out exactly what’s going on. Are those pieces of the ship that are coming down, or is it something else altogether? Either way, it’s destruction on a grand scale–which is the kind of destruction that director Roland Emmerich is best at showing–so we can expect that it’ll be entertaining at the very least.

Check out the synopsis for the film below:

“Using recovered extraterrestrial technology, the nations of Earth collaborate on an immense defense program to protect the planet. When the aliens attack with unprecedented force, only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can save the world.”

Returning to the franchise, we have Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, and Vivica A. Fox, and joining the cast, we have Liam Hemsworth. Will Smith has unfortunately chosen to sit this one out in favor of joining DC’s upcoming film SUICIDE SQUAD, and as such, his character was killed off in the years between this and the first film.

What do you think of the photo? Let us know in the comments down below!

SOURCE: Empire

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.