TV Star Jessie Usher to Play Will Smith's Son in 'Independence Day 2'
Even though Will Smith may not be showing up for Independence Day 2, that doesn't mean there won't be ties to his character in the developing sequel at 20th Century Fox. After Michael B. Jordan was previously rumored to play the son of Smith's character (or step-son if it's the same character from the first film), THR reports it will be Jessie Usher taking the role. You might not know Usher by name, but he's the star of the Starz series "Survivor's Remorse," so this promises to be quite a breakthrough role for the actor, not unlike what Independence Day did for Smith's feature film career as his first blockbuster nearly 20 years ago.
Otherwise, details on Independence Day 2 are being held pretty close to the chest. Liam Hemsworth was previously said to have an offer for a role, and he's reportedly in final talks for the role now. So with this news coming to the surfaced, maybe we'll start seeing the whole cast revealed. After all, the film is still slated for release on June 24th, 2016 so production is going to have to begin in the next few months to meet that date, which will be just a week before the real 20th anniversary of the original Independence Day. Are audiences hungry to see what happens next after two decades? We'll find out.