Bill Pullman Interview Discusses President Whitmore in Independence Day: Resurgence

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A new interview has emerged over the past few days that discusses the role of President Whitmore in the coming sequel to Independence Day. Our fighter-pilot President has taken a turn for the worst since the "War of 1996". So what is President Whitmore doing 20 years after saving the world? The simple answer is he lives in Virginia.  Bill Pullman discussed the mental state of President Whitmore as becoming "more and more isolated”. With a cane, inner-ear imbalance, and PTSD, our President is a far cry from the hero he once was. 

Questions emerge for why such a heroic character takes a turn for the worst. Could it be that President Whitmore did not call for the evaucation of New York, Washington and Los Angeles in time for millions of Americans to be saved? Or could it be the first assault and watching hundreds of fighter pilots die in a failed counter-attack. We see throughout Independence Day President Whitmore to be stressed out (as any President would be during an invasion); but the triumphant speech and final battle would prove otherwise. Maybe the horrors from the war are creeping back. 

More information regarding the relationship of President Whitmore and David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) also emerged. We know both characters have a backstory as David punched the "President in the face" as Margaret Colin's character puts it. With the alien mothership destroyed, the final scene between President Whitmore and David is President Whitmore stating "Not too bad, David. Not too bad at all". During the filming of Independence Day:Resurgence; there was quite a delay in how the characters would reconnect after an uneasy peace. But as Pullman put it, "It's good to see how complicated your relationship has remained.".

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About the Independence Day: Resurgence movie

After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe 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.

Directed by Roland Emmerich, Independence Day: Resurgence's release date is June 24th, 2016.

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