After twenty long years, a sequel to 1996’s Independence Day is set to arrive in theaters in just a few days.
Some familiar faces from the original movie have returned for the sequel, which is titled Independence Day: Resurgence, including Dr. Brackish Okun (played by Brent Spiner). There’s only one fairly large problem with that: most people watching ID4 back in ’96, myself included, thought that Dr. Okun met a most unpleasant demise after being used as a human ventriloquist puppet by one of the aliens. But as we’ve seen in the various trailers and TV spots for the movie, there he is, alive and well!
But instead of making you wait to actually see the movie to find out how that’s possible, 20th Century Fox has released a new video that actually explains what happened to Dr. Okun. You can check it out below.
But first, here’s a brief description of the sequel:
We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliensâ€™ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
The video below is not the most exciting explanation, and some will think it sounds a little bit crazy, but here it is. Take from it what you will.
The greater question I feel is just how Brent Spiner (AND Judd Hirsch, for that matter) hasn’t aged a bit in 20 years. It’s remarkable. Hollywood!
Independence Day: Resurgence is set to be released in theaters on June 24th.