Independence Day: Resurgence brings back someone from the dead.
We all know that Dr. Okun (Brent Spiner) died in the first Independence Day. Or did he?
The director, Roland Emmerich, made it look like Okun died but not really so. He wanted to keep the possibility of bringing the character back. Here’s a new clip where President Whitmore (Bill Pullman) discovers that Okun is alive but left some mystery as to how he survived all these years.
“It is the resurgence of Dr. Okun, that is why they call this movie Resurgence, that is the whole idea, ” Spiner says. “They always jump to ‘You must be dead’ if you’re laying on the ground. But they’re wrong.”
The sequel now picks up after 20 years when the aliens came back and the government are ready to battle them off again with their Earth Space Defense (ESD), a global defense program.
Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch, Bill Pullman, and Vivica A. Fox will return for Resurgence, and they are joined by Liam Hemsworth, Sela Ward, Maika Monroe, and Anglebaby.