Independence Day comic will fill in the 20 year gap between films

Roland Emmerich's Independence Day: Resurgence picks up 20 years after the events of his 1996 alien invasion blockbuster, with Earth's citizens united in their efforts to thwart any future extraterrestrial attacks. But how did they get there? The two decade period between the two films is soon to be the subject of a new title from Titan Comics just incase you were wondering what happened in the interim.

According to a scoop from THR the prequel comic intends to be a "rich psychological prison drama" set sometime after the events of the original. If that setting didn't clue you in, this won't be your standard movie tie-in. Titan editor Steve White dubbed the comic "a golden opportunity to segue nicely into next year's blockbuster sequel by taking the mythos of the original and maybe adding a little darkness to it."

Darkness is almost certainly on the cards when the fate of mankind hangs in the balance, a theme due to continue in the movie when another fleet of invaders are dispatched to wipe out Earth once and for all.

While there's no official release date for the new comic as yet, Independence Day: Resurgence is due to open on June 24 2016. And if recent reports are true we can expect our first look at the movie around Christmas with the premiere of the first trailer.