Watch First Trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence, Fate of Will Smith's Character Revealed

"Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction."

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[UPDATE] A viral site for Resurgence reveals the fate of Will Smith's character after the first movie.

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According to the fiction, Colonel Hiller died on April 27, 2007 during a military exercise gone wrong.

"While test piloting the the Earth Space Defense's first alien hybrid fighter, an unknown malfunction causes the untimely death of Col. Hiller. Hiller's valor in the War of 96 made him a beloved global icon whose selfless assault against the alien mothership lead directly to the enemy's defeat. He is survived by his wife Jasmine and son Dylan."

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The first trailer for the Independence Day sequel has been released. The movie is subtitled Resurgence--and there's a good reason for that. Check out the trailer below.

Fox has also released the official plot description for 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."

Resurgence Day opens in theaters on June 24, 2016. It is directed by Roland Emmerich, who was also behind the first movie, which came to theaters in 1996.

Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Brent Spiner (we don't know how...), Vivica A. Fox, and Judd Hirsch return from the first movie, appearing alongside Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, and Sela Ward.

Will Smith is not slated to appear in the movie

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