The actor, who plays Dr. Brakish Okun in both movies admits his representatives had to sell him on the idea of joining the cast of the 2006 film, because he wasn't sure it was the right career choice.

"I thought it was an homage to disaster films from another time but I didn't think it was gonna be a huge film," Brent tells WENN.

"One day I was talking to Jeff Goldblum outside his trailer and he says, 'You know, I've got a feeling about this movie; I think it's gonna be really something'. Lo and behold it just exploded."

And now Spiner has reprised his character for the upcoming Independence Day: Resurgence.

"I like the fact that it's been 20 years," he adds. "I think it's really cool. I mean who else gets to play a character they haven't played for 20 years other than Harrison Ford or Arnold Schwarzenegger maybe. It's a thrill to come back and do this guy again."

Meanwhile, Goldblum insists fans are going to be more than happy with the sequel, because the technology available to director Emmerich this time around makes for a truly explosive blockbuster.

He explains, "This alien attack is as big as the entire Atlantic Ocean. By the force of it's unexpected gravitational feel we are taken up and as we make our way over the continents, all of many other cities underneath it get drawn up by their roots; all of London, all of Dubai, San Francisco. It flies up in the air with people passing by screaming on the London Eye. Then we start falling down as it starts to descend.

"So these cities that have been drawn up start falling on other cities, crashing into each other. You've never seen world destruction like this on film before."