After years in development, Fox is officially preparing for a second battle with alien beings.
Independence Day 2 has named its first cast member, putting the long-gestured sequel into orbit.
Heat Vision writes that Jessie Usher, the lead of Starz’s series “Survivor’s Remorse”, is the first to land a role in ID42. Usher will play the central character in the new film, and also the son of Will Smith’s character. Smith will not return.
It’s been nearly 20 years since the Will Smith-starring sci-fi film hit theaters, grossing more than $800 million worldwide at the box office.
Director Roland Emmerich will return to helm the film.
Independence Day 2 is set for release on June 24, 2016 — almost exactly 20 years from when the first film hit theaters on July 3, 1996.