Independence Day 2

Vivica A. Fox Will Return For ‘Independence Day 2’

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by Matt Singer 7 days ago
Fox
When Bill Pullman dumped that big “We will not go quietly into the night!” speech at the end of Independence Day, he really wasn’t kidding. Even though Will Smith will not return, Independence Day 2 is still moving forward, like an enormous alien spaceship slowly approaching the Golden Gate Bridge. Late last night, Roland Emmerich tweeted the latest original Independence Day cast member to join the film:

‘Independence Day 2’ Casts Jessie Usher as Will Smith’s Son, Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum Confirmed

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by Britt Hayes March 3, 2015 @ 6:54 PM
With Will Smith not returning to reprise his role in Independence Day 2, the upcoming sequel has been in need of a new charismatic hero to carry the torch. It looks like that hero has been found, as 20th Century Fox has cast rising star Jessie Usher as the son of Smith’s character. In addition, Liam Hemsworth is reportedly in talks to play Bill Pullman’s son-in-law.

Liam Hemsworth Offered Starring Role in ‘Independence Day’ Sequel

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by Matt Singer January 27, 2015 @ 3:00 PM
Lionsgate
There are some that say Liam Hemsworth is the lesser Hemsworth brother after Chris, who is Thor and The Huntsman and Blackhat. To which I say that’s ridiculous; Luke is obviously the lesser Hemsworth brother. Just kidding Luke, please don’t hurt me. Any Hemsworth is still far better than a Singer. Trust me on this.

Fox Gives a Green Light to ‘Independence Day 2’

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by Matt Singer November 26, 2014 @ 3:43 PM
Fox
Happy Thanksgiving! Okay, enough of that, let’s talk about a far more important holiday, cinematically speaking: Independence Day and ‘Independence Day,’ and specifically let’s talk about the film’s sequel. The follow-up to Roland Emmerich’s 1996 movie about Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, and Bill Pullman fighting off an alien invasion has been in development at Fox for a while now, and for a long time the plan was to make two ‘ID4’ sequels back to back. At that point, Smith’s participation was a question mark, with the studio supposedly going so far as to write two versions of the script; one with the Fresh Prince and one without him.

Will Smith Won't Return for 'Independence Day 2' (or '3')

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by Damon Houx February 7, 2014 @ 5:56 PM
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox has been itching for a sequel to 'Independence Day' for a very long time, but it seems that the project has finally started moving forward (at least considering how much director Roland Emmerich has talked about it) and is scheduled to hit theaters in two years. But the project has been dealt a blow as Will Smith has decided against returning for 'Independence Day 2.'

'Independence Day 2' Has Been Pushed to 2016

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by Damon Houx November 12, 2013 @ 6:58 PM
20th Century Fox
2015 is looking like the Nerd singularity, when we'll see such films as 'The Avengers 2: Age of Ultron,' 'Jurassic World,' 'The Fantastic Four,' 'Batman Vs. Superman,' 'Terminator 5,' 'Ant-Man,' the new James Bond, 'Warcraft' and 'Star Wars: Episode 7' all hitting the big screen. But one big title has decided to hold off until 2016: 'Independence Day 2.'

'Independence Day 2' to Cast Michael B. Jordan as Will Smith's Son?

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by Mike Sampson September 26, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Michael Buckner, Getty Images
We hope you like yourself some Michael B. Jordan. The actor, who is rightly earning raves for his role in 'Fruitvale Station,' has been attached to just about every upcoming franchise in Hollywood including 'Star Wars: Episode 7,' the 'Fantastic Four' reboot and a 'Rocky' spinoff.
Well, now Jordan has found himself at the center of another big rumor - one that would have him starring in 'Independence Day 2' as Will Smith's son.

'Independence Day 2': Will Smith to Return After All?

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by Jacob Hall September 5, 2013 @ 12:45 PM
20th Century Fox
The last time director Roland Emmerich talked about 'Independence Day 2,' original franchise star Will Smith was not going to be involved. At all. He was "too expensive," a "marquee name" who would be "too much." But a few months (and some time to think about the bomb that was 'After Earth') can make all the difference in the world -- it looks like Smith may end up joining the highly anticipated sequel after all.

Roland Emmerich Interview: Talking 'White House Down,' What's Coming for 'Independence Day 2' and His Thoughts on 'Godzilla'

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by Nick Romano June 26, 2013 @ 11:40 AM
Sony
Roland Emmerich, the director of such disaster-heavy films as 'Independence Day,' '2012,' 'The Day After Tomorrow' and the last 'Godzilla' movie, set his sights on the White House in 'White House Down.' Starring Channing Tatum as Secret Service hopeful John Cale and Jamie Foxx as US President James Sawyer, this "Die Hard in the White House" film starts like any other day until a team of domestic terrorists infiltrate and bring down the White House.