Attack on Earth
"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.
An alien ship from the film wreaks havoc in the skies above a fleeing ship.
David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) and former U.S. president Thomas Whitmore (Bill Pullman) make a shocking discovery.
Jeff Goldblum returns as David Levinson.
Liam Hemsworth portrays fighter pilot Jake Morrison.
Liam Hemsworth portrays Jake Morrison, a heroic fighter pilot of alien-human hybrid jets.
President Lanford (Sela Ward) welcomes decorated fighter pilot Dylan Hiller (Jessie Usher) to The White House.
Making Headway in the War
Scientists survey the wreckage of a downed alien mothership.
Another Stellar Actor
Vivica A. Fox returns as Jasmine Hiller.
Creating a Movie
Director Roland Emmerich on the set of Independence Day: Resurgence.
Directing a Winner
(Second) Director Roland Emmerich on the set of Independence Day: Resurgence.
Get the Space.com Newsletter
Breaking space news, the latest updates on rocket launches, skywatching events and more!
Calla Cofield joined Space.com's crew in October 2014. She enjoys writing about black holes, exploding stars, ripples in space-time, science in comic books, and all the mysteries of the cosmos. Prior to joining Space.com Calla worked as a freelance writer, with her work appearing in APS News, Symmetry magazine, Scientific American, Nature News, Physics World, and others. From 2010 to 2014 she was a producer for The Physics Central Podcast. Previously, Calla worked at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City (hands down the best office building ever) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California. Calla studied physics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is originally from Sandy, Utah. In 2018, Calla left Space.com to join NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory media team where she oversees astronomy, physics, exoplanets and the Cold Atom Lab mission. She has been underground at three of the largest particle accelerators in the world and would really like to know what the heck dark matter is. Contact Calla via: E-Mail – Twitter