PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?
Australian journalist media personality and co-host of the Aussie Today (1982) show Karl Stefanovic was originally going to play himself in cameo appearance but his scene was deleted from the final cut. The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper reported on 15th December 2015 that "Speaking on the Today show he said he would play a 'dodgy TV host' after a set visit led to a surprise invitation to fill a small role. Stefanovic pretended to cry on air when director Roland Emmerich during a TV interview advised Stefanovic that his Hollywood debut had ended up on the cutting room floor. Emmerich said: Karl ". . . played one of the reporters in a scene, but unfortunately we had to cut that scene. It was too long, it happens all the time", adding, "as they say in the film business, s**t happens!".
Perhaps it's fate that today is the Fourth of July.
(at around 19 mins) When Dr Okun is brought an orchid in the hospital, it is incorrectly identified as a "Dactylorhiza maculata - the spotted orchid" but it is clearly a Phalaenopsis hybrid.
Dedicated to actor Robert Loggia, who died in 2015.
An extended version of the movie exists and will be released later after its initial theatrical release. Director Roland Emmerich has said: "It's only about seven minutes longer. It's interesting for fans to see which scenes we cut, although I like it when movies are short." A longer special edition of the original Independence Day (1996) was also released, which ran almost two-and-a-half hours at 145 minutes with the extended cut running for 154 minutes.
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