During this past Sundays The Walking Dead season finale a new 30 second spot was released for ID:R. It showcases some wicked new footage as well as the return of Brent Spiner AKA Dr. Brakish Okun. As you know Dr. Okun was seemingly killed during his encounter with the Alien enemy.
However we now know he survived and rumors suggest he has been in a coma since 1996. The footage also gives some insight as to what exactly Bill Pulman is doing in the glass room filled with smoke.
Here’s the break down.
The spot opens with the same footage as the initial trailer, showing the African desert with Charlotte Gainsbourg V.O. suggesting that something has been found that only Jeff Goldblum‘s “David Levinson” will be able to understand. Then the shot of the group on a cliff looking out at several large Alien structure in the distance.
We then cut to new footage of what appears to be holding cells for Alien prisoners captured during the war of 1996. I’ve brightened some of the following stills for better viewing.
The appearance of Dr. Okun also leads me to believe that this is Area 51. A spoiler filled synopsis of the script was released on Facebook by a fan a year ago.It seems to be right on the money so far and says that Dr. Okun has been in a coma since his 1996 encounter and has been kept at Area 51 all this time.
You can read that Synopsis HERE. Be warned, the more footage shown only further proves how on the money this guy is. Don’t read if you don’t want the entire film possibly spoiled for you.
Patricia then asks why the Aliens are screaming. We are treated to full renderings of the Alien, something we barely glimpsed in the original.
The always kooky Dr. Okun gives a doom filled response. “They’re not screaming. They’re celebrating”
It had seemed the Alien in the OG film had broken Okun’s neck and we see here that he is wearing some kind of scarf or bandage around his neck. He may have survived but not without taking some beating.
Back to the scene wear Bill Pullman stands awaiting his fate as the quarantined room is filled with vapor. It looks like the Aliens can only speak to us by contact. Therefore in order to get some info on the Aliens plans this time around Ex President Whitmore decides to use himself as the conduit.
If you remember he made a psychic connection with one of the previous Alien captors and maybe only someone who has made contact before can make contact again? I’m not sure how this works exactly but I’m sure it will be explained in the movie.
And then in a direct mirror of Dr. Okuns scene from the previous film, Whitmore is thrown against the glass wall as we here the menacing “Voice” of the Alien.
“She has arrived”
The ” She” in question can only be the “Alien Queen” and seeing as the NEW ship is THE mother ship we can only assume this is who he is speaking about. The ship in question has also been revealed to be the size of the Atlantic Ocean! This line is what really makes me believe that the guy on FB is correct. A major plot point in that synopsis is the arrival and attempted defeat of the Alien Queen.
We get a few new shots of Jeff and Liam (Hemsworth) in their moon vehicle looking VERY worried. Liam Hemsworth‘s Jake Morrison asks David if they should be “Worried” with a funny line reading that only Mr. Goldblum could respond with “Uh…Yeah!”
You can watch the spot below.
It seems that with the previous release of Issue #1 of the comic prequel the marketing for the film has finally begun to kick in. I suspect we shall be treated to a bunch of new pics and footage as the release date draws near.
Independence Day: Resurgence strikes back on June 24th here in the states. Let me know what you thought of the new spot and my breakdown below!