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In a new video from Variety featuring director Roland Emmerich, the man behind so many on-screen explosions discusses the origins of that storytelling signature
By Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day: Resurgence failed to ignite the biggest fireworks at the North American office, where it came in behind expectations with an estimated $41.6 million from 4,068 theaters. The popcorn tentpole was no match for holdover Finding Dory, which continued to wow in its second weekend, paddling to an estimated $73.2 million from 4,305 theaters. Independence Day 2 placed No. 2 behind Dory in North America, while topping the foreign chart. Emmerich’s film sports a hefty net budget of $165 million and was made without Will Smith, who opted to sit out the sequel.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the first alien invasion came courtesy of Independence Day. With Independence Day: Resurgence set to hit theaters this weekend, we thought we’d take a look back to see which stars attended the original’s Los Angeles premiere on June 26, 1996.
When Independence Day opened on July 2, 1996, Will Smith was almost instantly set on a stunning, swift path toward becoming the World’s Biggest Movie Star.
When the original Independence Day debuted its first commercial during the Super Bowl on January 28, 1996, it was a whole new era of Hollywood carnage.
Jeff Goldblum is a man of many talents. Watch above as Goldblum — who this week reprises his role of tech (and chess) genius David Levinson in Resurgence — works the neurons to connect himself to Meryl Streep, Macaulay Culkin, Jennifer Lawrence, and more… including Kevin Bacon, natch.
Actress talks return to her career-changing role from 1996, and what to expect in long-awaited sequel
Scattershot but frequently spectacular sequel sees Roland Emmerich reclaiming his title as the DeMille of global destruction.
Roland Emmerich said that he "wanted the movie to be about peace, and it just didn't work."
With only seven weeks to go until Independence Day: Resurgence arrives in theaters, it’s clearly time to get prepared. With that in mind, 20th Century Fox has released a “documentary” about the war of 1996 that fills in the blanks between what happened post-alien invasion in Independence Day and where the world stands now. “As we near the 20th anniversary celebration of the world’s victory, we celebrate the heroes of the war of 1996,” broadcaster George Ropata announces in this United World News special.
Teaser emphasizes the new movie’s connections to the old, including a glimpse of first film's star
Several actors from the 1996 mega-hit Independence Day are back for its upcoming sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, including Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, and Vivica A. Fox. Let’s review the tape: The last shot of Okun (not included in the video above) shows the motionless character being picked up by Major Mitchell (Adam Baldwin), who then checks Okun’s pulse.
Sela Ward takes over the ranks from the 1996 original film’s heroic POTUS, Bill Pullman (whose ex-President Whitmore returns), playing President Lanford. “We don’t have a lot of role models for female presidents, obviously, since there hasn’t been one,” said Ward, who last collaborated with director Roland Emmerich in another disaster flick, 2004’s The Day After Tomorrow. How she worked the podium, how she delivered speeches to her audience, how composed she stayed.” Ward also studied footage of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, though noted “she’s not as expressive as Hillary.” Related: Jeff Goldblum Made ‘Independence Day Resurgence’ Cast Sing, Answer Movie Trivia in Between Takes The actress described Lanford as “sane, thoughtful” and “very strong, decisive, and not afraid to use force,” which should come in handy when hostile extraterrestrials once again rain hellfire down upon Earth (and destroy a national monument or two) in Resurgence. Vivica A. Fox and Sela Ward at CinemaCon “I think it’s prophetic, not really because of the female president because who knows what’s going to happen in the election,” she said.
If you’ve ever had the distinct pleasure of seeing Jeff Goldblum play jazz — when not filming, the actor has a weekly residency at Rockwell in Los Angeles — you know the entertainment extends beyond the musical tunes. In between songs with his Mildred Snitcher Orchestra, the energetic actor floats around the venue floor, works the crowd, and often drills them with movie trivia. The New Mexico set of Independence Day: Resurgence sounds like it very much resembled a Jeff Goldblum jam session. “On set, he would choose a song, and then we would all have to harmonize a song,” Maika Monroe (It Follows) told Yahoo Movies shortly after new footage for the sequel to the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day premiered at CinemaCon in Las Vegas.
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