It's Here! See the First Promotional Poster for 'Independence Day 2'

Only in theaters. The original Independence Day poster was iconic, with a huge circular ship looming over Manhattan. For the sequel it's not just one city, it's the entire planet. Our friends at Collider have snapped the first photo of Independence Day 2 promo artwork on display at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. The convention is for companies to show off brands/products that can be licensed/partnered with other things. It's very early art, but it's it cool to see something out there for this. The new plot description states: "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."

Here's the first Independence Day 2 promo art seen at the Licensing Expo event, as snapped by Collider:

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Independence Day 2 is being once again directed by Roland Emmerich. As for returning cast members – Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner and recently confirmed Bill Pullman and Judd Hirsch will all be back as their characters from the first film. William Fichtner and Maika Monroe are new additions. The sequel is supposed to take place 20 years after the events of the first film, which will be real time, almost to the day, from when the original was released. Emmerich is directing again with a script that he co-wrote with Dean Devlin and James Vanderbilt. 20th Century Fox currently has Independence Day 2 scheduled to land in theaters on June 24th, 2016 next summer. Filming is now underway. Stay tuned for more updates.