Earth's New Battle Against Aliens: Photos from 'Independence Day: Resurgence'

Attack on Earth

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"Independence Day: Resurgence," a sequel to the 1996 blockbuster "Independence Day" opens in theaters this Friday, June 24. In this still from the movie, an alien attack has devastating effects on a major world capital.

Alien Attack

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An alien ship from the film wreaks havoc in the skies above a fleeing ship.

Shocking Discoveries

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David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) and former U.S. president Thomas Whitmore (Bill Pullman) make a shocking discovery.

Stars Return

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Jeff Goldblum returns as David Levinson.

Big Names

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Liam Hemsworth portrays fighter pilot Jake Morrison.

Heroes

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Liam Hemsworth portrays Jake Morrison, a heroic fighter pilot of alien-human hybrid jets.

Honoring Heroes

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President Lanford (Sela Ward) welcomes decorated fighter pilot Dylan Hiller (Jessie Usher) to The White House.

Making Headway in the War

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Scientists survey the wreckage of a downed alien mothership.

Another Stellar Actor

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Vivica A. Fox returns as Jasmine Hiller.

Creating a Movie

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Director Roland Emmerich on the set of Independence Day: Resurgence.

Directing a Winner

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(Second) Director Roland Emmerich on the set of Independence Day: Resurgence.

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