Independence Day 2 confirms returning star and a new one

A familiar face returns for Independence Day 2 and a Hunger Games star signs on

Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith celebrating in Independence Day
Jeff Goldblum and Will Smith celebrating in Independence Day

Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day sequel is gathering speed, and the director has unveiled some new cast members, as well as a returning veteran.

Emmerich Tweeted that Jeff Goldblum will be reprising his role as genius David Levinson from the 1996 film, and that he’ll be joined by The Hunger Games‘ Liam Hemsworth.

Hemsworth was previously mentioned in yesterday’s THR report, which included the fact that Jessie Usher will be playing the son of Will Smith’s character Captain Steve Hiller. Smith himself won’t be appearing in the sequel.

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