Well, if there’s going to be an “Independence Day” sequel without Will Smith, our only requirement was that Jeff Goldblum return. And he is. So all is right with the world.
Roland Emmerich announced on Twitter that Goldblum’s MIT nerd David Levinson would be back for the sequel, with Liam Hemsworth also joining the gang in a lead role. But the name we should probably be paying attention to is Jessie Usher, who THR reports has been cast in the key part of Will Smith‘s son from the first movie. The actor is currently the lead of Starz‘s “Survivor’s Remorse,” and also featured in “When The Game Stands Tall,” but this will be his first blockbuster outing. Meanwhile, we just want to know when it becomes official that Bill Pullman is returning.
“Independence Day 2” saves the planet on June 24, 2016.
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) March 4, 2015