Independence Day: Resurgence – New clips finally reveal the identity of the gargantuan alien we’ve seen in previous trailers

By ·June 17, 2016 10:43 am

20th Century Fox have just released two new impact clips for the upcoming, and highly anticipated, Independence Day: Resurgence film. One of the clips is considerably more exciting than the other as it finally reveals the identity of the gargantuan alien we’ve seen messing things up on earth, in previous marketing materials all we’ve been shown is the monstrous alien crushing an armoured military vehicle and it going up in a ball of flames.

If we put together what’s been hinted at in previous clips and trailers and the new scenes shown in the “She Has Arrived” clip, it is without a doubt that the monstrous alien is indeed the queen alien. It has always been suspected in the expanded universe that the aliens who attacked earth 20 years ago were part of a greater hive mind and that they were just a drone/warrior caste scouting the planet ahead of their real invasion force and ultimately the arrivial of their queen!

For me the hype is real, I’m a major fan of hive mind / insect based aliens in all forms of media. They are often innately terrifying to viewers because the majority of humanity has an aversion to insects in one form or another. It’s also difficult not to see the parallels with the Xenomorphs of the Alien series of films and literature, this is a good thing in my book, but here’s to hoping Independence Day: Resurgence isn’t just a highly polished doppelgänger of the Aliens film.

The second clip, “Make Them Pay”, highlights the determination and resolve of the earth’s advanced, space-faring, air force and defenses. Their only goal is to destroy the alien force and make them pay for all of the destruction and heartache they caused in the War of 1996 and with their new invasion attempt. Once again we see the clip of the, what we now know to be the queen alien, crushing military vehicles.

About Independence Day: Resurgence

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 aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

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Independence Day: Resurgence is directed by Roland Emmerich and will be in UK Cinemas June 23rd

Image Credits: 20th Century Fox

Written by Michael James Ilett


Michael James is the nerd that recites! He founded this site with the intention of building a one stop entertainment site for all of the nerdy things he loves in life.

Michael can often be found building LEGO, playing Civilization V and World of Warcraft, watching Sci-Fi and continuing to wait for “The Winds of Winter” to be released.

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