Along with the first trailer, 20th Century Fox has released a viral site for Independence Day: Resurgence.
The site, set up as a "documentary"-style look at the War of 1996, gives background for the upcoming movie, and helps to bridge the nearly 20-year gap between the release of Independence Day and the release of its forthcoming sequel.
Centered around the "War of 1996," it gives clues as to what happened to beloved characters from the first movie, what the world is like since and what to expect going into Independence Day: Resurgence.
Independence Day was just the beginning. We always knew they were coming back. After that film redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter in the Independence Day universe delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. 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.