Emmeriffic: White House Down Teaser, Independence Day Sequel News


Want to see Olympus Has Fallen again, but with more Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx as president? It’s right after the jump. But first…

He’s not MY president

Director Roland Emmerich sure loves to blow up the White House, because he’s bringing back that other franchise where he did it before. Yep, the Independence Day sequels I never wanted to see are coming:

Emmerich says he’s also working with an art department staff to see how the world of ID Forever might look. “It’s a changed world. It’s like parallel history. [Humans] have harnessed all this alien technology. We don’t know how to duplicate it because it’s organically-grown technology, but we know how to take an antigravity device and put it in a human airplane,” he explains. And while there may be some familiar faces in the sequels — Bill Pullman has already confirmed that he is onboard; Will Smith has not — their storylines will focus on a new generation of human heroes, including the stepson of Will Smith’s Independence Day character (played in that film by Ross Bagley).

Here’s the worst part: they’re going to be called ID Forever Part 1 and ID Forever Part II. Because nothing says alien invasion like a name that screams non-expiring driver’s license.

Click onward for the WHD trailer…

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