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‘Independence Day 2′ to Cast Michael B. Jordan as Will Smith’s Son?

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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.

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‘Stargate’ Is Getting Rebooted, New Trilogy Planned

Stargate Reboot

As is the case with every existing property out there, the time has come to reboot 'Stargate,' the cheesy sci-fi adventure starring Kurt Russell and James Spader. The original film's director, Roland Emmerich, is behind the new iteration and intends to give us not one but three films.

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‘Independence Day 2′: Will Smith to Return After All?

20th Century Fox
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.

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

Roland Emmerich Interview

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.

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Exclusive: Roland Emmerich Reveals What’s Coming for ‘Independence Day 2′

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Getty Images/Fox

Though iconic, disaster-movie director Roland Emmerich will let loose his latest project, 'White House Down,' to the masses this week, talk has already honed in on his next big movie -- 'Independence Day 2.' Since Fox set a release date for July 3, 2015, inquiring minds want to know the latest details.

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‘Independence Day 2′ Will Bring Back Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman

Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman
20th Century Fox

Roland Emmerich may be on his press tour for 'White House Down,' but he can't stop talking about ‘Independence Day 2.’ He already broke the news that Will Smith won't be returning, but now for some good news: Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman will be back to battle aliens.

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‘Independence Day 2′ Will Not Star Will Smith After All

Will Smith Independence Day
20th Century Fox

Will Smith protecting the earth from aliens seems like a no-brainer, but not so fast, says director Roland Emmerich -- it looks like the summer blockbuster star won't be returning for 'Independence Day 2.'

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‘White House Down’ Clip: Watch Out! President Jamie Foxx Has a Rocket Launcher

White House Down Clip
Sony/Columbia Pictures

Few summer movies look as fun as 'White House Down.' After getting to see eight minutes of footage during a special presentation, hosted by director Roland Emmerich and stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, we see this as a nice change of pace from all the superhero and sci-fi offerings of late. Now the latest clip from the film only makes its charm and sense of humor stand out more from the familiar "Die Hard in the White House!" formula.

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New ‘White House Down’ Extended Trailer Dares You Not to Love It

White House Down Trailer
Columbia Pictures

A prospective Secret Service agent must save and protect the President and his daughter when terrorists attack the White House.

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‘Independence Day’ Director Aiming for Another Alien-Invasion Hit With ‘Emergence’?

Emergence Independence Day
20th Century Fox

Director Roland Emmerich likes to destroy the world, so it's no surprise that he's bought the rights to a new alien-invasion pitch titled 'Emergence.' After all, how could the director of 'Independence Day,' 'The Day After Tomorrow' and '2012' say no to what's described as a "large-scale, contemporary science-fiction film"? Large scale? That means Emmerich will be able to do what he does best: wipe out entire cities. Again.

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