Announced tonight on the film’s livestream Q&A, Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day sequel has an official title! June 24, 2016 will be the day we celebrate our Independence Day Resurgence! You can check out the motion title treatment below, as well as the first images from the much-anticipated sci-fi sequel, offering a look at a key vehicle operated by the Earth Space Defense (ESD) – the Moon Tug! Starring Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe and Sela Ward, Independence Day Resurgence is officially described as follows: We always knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink …
Sela Ward, who previously worked with Roland Emmerich on his 2004 global warming disaster thriller The Day After Tomorrow, has joined the cast of the currently-filming Independence Day 2. The “CSI: NY” star will play the film’s new President of the United States, President Landford. The original film’s President Thomas J. Whitmore will also be returning with Bill Pullman reprising his role opposite fellow alums Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch and Brent Spiner as well as a cast of franchise newcomers that includes Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Travis Tope, Joey King, Maika Monroe and Brent Spiner.
The cast of Roland Emmerich’s long-anticipated Independence Day 2 expands even further today with the addition of It Follows and The Guest star Maika Monroe! Emmerich himself announced the news via Twitter, although it has not yet been revealed exactly who Monroe might be playing.
Director Roland Emmerich revealed via Twitter today that Judd Hirsch will be returning to his role as Julius Levinson, the cantankerous father of Jeff Goldblum’s David Levinson, in Independence Day 2! He also confirmed the long speculated news that President Thomas J. Whitmore himself, Bill Pullman, has signed on as well!
Roland Emmerich’s much anticipated Independence Day 2 appears to have scored another lead in actress Charlotte Gainsbourg. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Nymphomaniac star is in talks to join a cast that is currently set to include Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher and Jeff Goldblum. It is believed that Bill Pullman will be returning in some capacity as well, but the actor’s involvement has not yet been confirmed.
Jessie Usher, who headlines the Starz original series “Survivor’s Remorse,” has taken a leading role in director Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day 2. Emmerich himself broke the news on his official Facebook page with The Hollywood Reporter chiming in to reveal that Usher will be playing Dylan Hiller, the son of Will Smith’s Captain Steven Hiller from the original ID4. Ross Bagley played the part in the 1996 original.