Jeff Goldblum & Bill Pullman Coming Back for 'Independence Day 2'
Just yesterday, Independence Day fans who have been waiting years for the recently dated sequel coming in 2015 had some bad news. International superstar Will Smith is just too expensive to take a lead role in the sequel from director Roland Emmerich (his film White House Down arrives this Friday), but that doesn't mean some of the other original stars aren't coming back. In fact, Emmerich said the cast of the sequel will be about half new characters, and half from the original film. Now Emmerich has confirmed two of the desired returning cast members are confirmed: Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman. More below!
In a Q&A with Erik Davis from Movies.com at the Apple Store in New York City, Emmerhich confirmed that Goldblum and Pullman will reprise their characters from the first film, but didn't specify where they will be at in the sequel. Goldbum played nerdy computer scientist David Levinson who discovered the aliens countdown to their attack and eventually the virus that brought down their mother ship. Pullman played the inspirational President Whitmore who is damn good giving a monologue on the spot before flying to fight aliens. We're certainly interested to see where each of these characters ends up 20 years after the events of the first film, but it's early days yet, so stay tuned for more info.