TV Star Jessie Usher to Play Will Smith's Son in 'Independence Day 2'

March 3, 2015
Source: THR

Jessie Usher

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.

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oh boy.

Angry Lester on Mar 3, 2015


This will be the greatest sequel ever made in history.

Jordan Odinson on Mar 3, 2015


Haha!! Nice.

TheOct8pus on Mar 4, 2015


Why Didn't they use Jaden? He looks like Will and is really talented actor. He would have crowned this movie.

ProjectionistHP on Mar 3, 2015


If you say so, I personally think he is card board.

Brian Sleider on Mar 4, 2015


Sry, was meant to be readed with a sense of irony

ProjectionistHP on Mar 4, 2015


Ahh right on.

Brian Sleider on Mar 4, 2015


besides 10 000 bc is every Emmerich movie fun to watch, but it will never beat the first one because the gimmick of gigantic space ships above city's is gone. But I will watch either way...

ari smulders on Mar 4, 2015


Hopefully the aliens have upgraded their software to something non-windows compatible....

TheOct8pus on Mar 4, 2015


Maybe Jeff Goldblum will use Minecraft to access the ship's computers

TheOct8pus on Mar 4, 2015


I'm glad someone is playing his son and that it is not will smiths own son playing his son in the movie. Thank God

silentjay on Mar 4, 2015


His own son is terrible and always has that "Are you going to hit me?" look on his face. As far as movies go, besides the way-cool effects of Independance Day, the story was silly. I couldn't care less about a sequel... maybe a whole new non-related but similar movie?

Bill on Mar 4, 2015


Last payment i got was 5 thousand dollars for working 12 h on weekly basis doing a home based job. My sister's friend has a profit of 11k for months now and she works for about 20 hours /a week. I didn't beleive it at first but later i couldn't beleive how easy it was after I tried it. The sky is limit here... This is what I am doing>

amy87474 on Mar 4, 2015


I love the photoshop job up top. He's like "yeah boy! Alien invasion! Selfie!!"

TheOct8pus on Mar 4, 2015


Hey, look on the bright side - at least it's not Jaden Smith. Or even worse - Willow.

Trey Wilson on Mar 4, 2015

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