Patricia Whitmore and Dylan Hiller outran the aliens’ primary weapon in the first Independence Day with their parents’ help, but now they’re all grown up and ready to fight back themselves in Independence Day: Resurgence. Twenty years after the first attack, Dylan leads a squadron of elite fighter pilots while Patricia works in the White House alongside the new president (Sela Ward).
While on the Albuquerque, New Mexico set of the sequel I got the chance to sit down with Maika Monroe and Jessie Usher to discuss what Patricia and Dylan were up to in between films, how their parents feel about them being on the front lines, what costume they were both dying to take home from set and more. Check it all out in the video interview below. Independence Day: Resurgence makes its way into theaters on June 24th.
If you’d like to check out more from my Independence Day: Resurgence set visit, browse the links below:
- ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’: 17 Things to Know about the Second Invasion
- Roland Emmerich on How He Went from ‘ID Forever’ to ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’
- Jeff Goldblum Teases Connie’s Absence in ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’
- Brent Spiner on the Deleted Dialogue that Unsealed Dr. Okun’s Fate in ‘Independence Day’
Here’s the official synopsis for 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.