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Judd Hirsch & Bill Pullman Are Both Back for 'Independence Day 2'

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April 17, 2015

Independence Day

Just recently, we learned that Brent Spiner was going to join returning cast members Jeff Goldblum and Vivica A. Fox for the long-gestating Independence Day 2, the sequel that's essentially been in the works for 20 years. And now two more cast members from the original 1996 blockbuster directed by Roland Emmerich have been revealed. The filmmaker himself just posted to Twitter confirming that Bill Pullman, now former President Whitmore, and Judd Hirsch, Jeff Goldblum's character's father Julius Levinson, will both be back in the film. However, the size of their roles hasn't yet been revealed. Read on!

Here's the two Twitter announcements for Independence Day 2 from Roland Emmerich:

Hirsch and Pullman join a growing cast that also includes new cast members Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Travis Tope and Joey King. That's pretty much all the returning characters we need from the original, mainly because Randy Quaid perished at the end of the first film (and he's a walking looney bin now anyway). I would say Adam Baldwin could reasonably come back as well, but he's a bit of a loose cannon and has some pretty whacked out views on things. Anyway, 20th Century Fox has the film set for release on June 24th, 2016, and we should be hearing more soon. Sound good?

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Reader Feedback - 20 Comments

1

Independence Day was pure cornball cheese and over acting at its best. The only one worthwhile in it was Smith and who are the bringing back instead? Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch and Bill Pullman cinemas champion over actors. So what if they killed off Randy Quaids character? If they just put his character in the movie without any explanation do you really think it would matter to those who are going to see it? I doubt it LOL.

Jason on Apr 17, 2015

2

Now there is some cast worth bringing back I'd say. I'm fine if we ditch Smith's wife and the guy that died. In fact we'd probably be better for it.

OfficialJab on Apr 17, 2015

3

I wish David's news friend was still alive to return...his character was so amazingly terrible...so stereotypical, so annoying..."DDAAAAVVIIIIDDD!!!"

DAVIDPD on Apr 17, 2015

4

Political opinion or views expressed by Adam Baldwin should not influence his distribution in ID2. It is a very good actor and a lot of people are expected him to appear in ID2 . This should be taken into account

Mirela Ivan on Apr 18, 2015

5

I Googled him too and I still can't figure out what happened...

cuckoozey on Apr 18, 2015

6

This feels like a straight to DvD movie. None of the returning actors are relevant these days. In fact more than one have been in shitty straight to DvD b-rates. Im pretty sure this movie is going to bomb HARD!

Brian Sleider on Apr 18, 2015

7

THEY ARE LITERALLY CASTING THE MOVIE! YOU KNOW NOTHING RIGHT NOW! NOTHING

Sky on Apr 18, 2015

8

"Pretty sure" is not a phrase that implies certainty. We all get feelings about things and my feeling about this is it will be bad. I could be wrong, feel free to book mark this and throw it in my face if Im wrong.

Brian Sleider on Apr 18, 2015

9

i dont really care... i just want you to know how much the world outside ur tiny little mind cares about what you think

Sky on Apr 18, 2015

10

I'm not sure who shat in your cereal but there is really no need to be rude. This is a comments section of a movie site, if you do not care about peoples opinions, why are you here? Or are you one of those basement dwelling trolls?

Brian Sleider on Apr 18, 2015

11

We all get up on the wrong side from time to time, I guess.

Brian Sleider on Apr 19, 2015

12

Yeh sarcasm and irony does not come through well in type.

Brian Sleider on Apr 21, 2015

13

I obviously dont like your opinions. SO IM EXPRESSING MINE. DONT BE RUDE!!!!! GAWD YOUR RUDE BRAIN SLEIDER

Sky on Apr 19, 2015

14

Don't worry sport, we all have bad days.

Brian Sleider on Apr 19, 2015

15

YOU AGAIN BO. GAWD I HATE YOU

Sky on Apr 19, 2015

16

You idiots dont realize when people are just messing with you do you?

Sky on Apr 19, 2015

17

I have gotten into it on here with you BO... so my feelings for you are on the negative side... BUT YEA whenever i spell GOD like GAWD, usually means im messing around

Sky on Apr 20, 2015

18

oh my god BO, im not reading that much.... you wasted your time typing that out

Sky on Apr 21, 2015

19

Of course you like Brian Sleiders post. You both have awful opinions, you both say that something will be bad based off casting reports and studio press releases. Its short sighted and irritating, AND I WILL NEVER STOP TELLING YOU THIS NO MATTER HOW MANY NAMES YOU CALL ME.

Sky on Apr 19, 2015

20

Do you call out Tom Cruises whacked out views when reporting on his roles?

Brian Sleider on Apr 18, 2015

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