Almost 20 years ago the human race was brought to the brink of extinction in the War of 1996. Alien invaders destroyed the major cities of the world and were only thwarted wen the tattered remnants of the population united to stand against them. Now, the invaders are back to finish what they started.
Next summer, much like this one (thanks, Jurassic World) will be one of nostalgia. The sequel the 1996 blockbuster, Independence Day, will be attempt to become the new throwback box office king. Independence Day: Resurgence, starring Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum, takes place 20 years after the events of the first film, in a present day where a global threat has united world leaders and alien technology has advanced our civilization. Watch the trailer below and learn about what's happened in the two-decade gap between films, including where Will Smith's character is, at the film's interactive website.