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The mothership in Independence Day: Resurgence is HOW big?! PLUS new TV Spot

April 5th, 2016 by Matt Gault Comments

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If you thought the alien mothership in Independence Day was big, wait until you see the what they have in store for Independence Day: Resurgence.

Director Roland Emmerich revealed the size of the spaceship to Entertainment Weekly (via Squareeyed): “The Mothership comes to Earth. And it spans the Atlantic Ocean.”

The size of the Atlantic Ocean!? OK, we thought the first mothership was the biggest spaceship we would ever see in the cinema but Resurgence has us dreaming even bigger.

The aliens in Resurgence prove to be even stronger than they were in the first movie, forcing the human race to concoct an even smarter plan to extinguish them.

“I always say, it’s a post-war world. We call [the first movie] the War of ’96. Which we won! But it’s also kind of clear that they were going to come back. So we’ve stayed unified,” Emmerich said.

“In these days when our world is so not united, this is a very poignant thing to do in a movie. To show how much we can accomplish.”

20th Century Fox is already planning Independence Day 3. Resurgence is released June 24, 2016.

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Matt Gault is a sports writer and film fanatic. He is a fully-qualified journalist and has worked for BBCNI, Sunday Life and has been published on The Guardian's website. He interns at REDNI, sub-editing for the Belfast Telegraph. He studied at Queen's University pretending to like history and literature and then University of Ulster Coleraine, where he slacked off enormously for a year and somehow got away with it. He also enjoys Captain Morgans, The Sopranos, Led Zeppelin and Hunter S. Thompson which makes him a remarkably uninteresting person.