Currently awaiting the release of the sequel Independence Day: Resurgence, Goldblum said, “I’ve become more appreciative of this beautiful planet since I played the character David Levinson in the first film. It has made me more caring towards life and be thankful for the opportunity of being present on this planet”.
Since the events of Independence Day, his character David has become the director of Earth Space Defence Program (ESDP), a defence unit where hybrid weapons are created to protect the world from alien invasion.
“I’m (David is) leading a whole new life now. Probably everyone on Earth is since the war of 1996. As an MIT-graduate, I was thrust into some circumstances I wasn’t prepared to face. Twenty years have gone by, and we’re facing something much bigger and stronger than what we faced last time,” he said. Was he aware of a sequel in the offing?
“I wasn’t sure if they were going to work on a sequel. A few years ago I got a call from director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin. They’d said they cracked the story idea for the sequel. When I heard the story, I was quite excited, and I really liked what they had done to my character,” he said, and added he had to revisit his character.
The film also marks Goldblum’s reunion with Emmerich, whom he considers a very passionate filmmaker. Independence Day: Resurgence on June 24, he feels extra-terrestrial life is not completely a myth.