Welcome back to Earth, I guess, because there’s going to be another installment of the venerable Independence Day franchise it turns out. Director Roland Emmerich announced some of the casting details yesterday, including the news that Jeff Goldblum will reprise his role as the guy who hacked an alien mothership with a laptop. Joining him will be Liam Hemsworth.
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) March 4, 2015
Jessie Usher will star as the son of Will Smith’s character, although Smith, who actually believes in aliens as a Scientologist, will not return.
Still no word on whether or not the film, which will be out in 2016, will have a confusing tagline like the first one’s ID4. Independen5e 5ay, perhaps? Independence Day 2: Independenter maybe?