According to 20th Century Fox the plot for the sequel takes up after the Earth victory over the invading aliens. Over the past twenty years using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have developed a worldwide defense program to protect the planet from future alien invasions. However, when it happens again humanity once again finds itself overwhelmed by the alien's unprecedented force. A few brave and daring men and women rise to the top with their skill, cunning and ingenuity to bring human civilization back from the brink of extinction.
20th Century Fox did a live panel for the upcoming feature film. While it doesn't reveal a great deal about the film, its look and feel it does give viewers a first look at many of the returning and new players for the project.