While Hollywood’s trend of rebooting and revitalizing older franchises comes with mixed results, one film on the horizon that has many folks excited is Independence Day: Resurgence. Director Roland Emmerich reunited nearly the entire cast from the 1996 original for this follow-up, which takes place 20 years after the first invasion and sees the aliens coming back to Earth in full force.
20th Century Fox recently debuted some new footage from the movie at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, and Collider’s own Steve Weintraub was onhand and able to sit down with Resurgence stars Jeff Goldblum and Brett Spiner for a lively interview. Topics ranged from Mexican restaurants to Goldblum’s jazz band, but the two also spoke enthusiastically about Resurgence and Emmerich’s work on the film, recounting a time when Emmerich reshot an entire day’s worth of scenes so he could get it exactly right.
The conversation also touched on a pair of upcoming projects, with Goldblum speaking briefly about his voice work in Wes Anderson’s new stop-motion animated film and Spiner giving his thoughts on the upcoming Star Trek TV series coming to CBS. Check out the time index below for a rundown of topics, and watch the interview above.
Jeff Goldblum and Brent Spiner:
- :02 – They begin by talking about a restaurant called Casa Vega in Sherman Oaks.
- 1:30 – How Roland Emmerich is the Hitchcock or Orson Welles of the disaster genre.
- 2:20 – Jeff Goldblum stumps Brett Spiner with Talladega Nights
- 3:00 – What can audiences expect from Independence Day: Resurgence? Tease the tension and effects.
- 4:40 – Most memorable moments from filming.
- 5:27 – Goldblum says Emmerich was incredibly driven on set and passionate about getting this movie right.
- 6:18 – Goldblum talks about reuniting with Wes Anderson for his stop-motion animated film.
- 6:59 – Spiner’s thoughts on the new Star Trek TV show.
- 7:50 – Goldblum and Spiner talk about Steve’s interview skills and Goldblum tells Steve to come see his jazz band.