After years and years of talking about it, Fox is finally committed to making a sequel to Independence Day, currently called ID Forever Part I, with director Roland Emmerich back in the driving seat. There’s been a lot of talk recently about whether Will Smith would or wouldn’t star, with the most recent chat saying he’s out.
Now it seems they’re looking for other cast members who’ll fill in whether Smith turns up or not, with TheWrap writing that Fruitvale Station star, Michael B. Jordan, has reportedly met with Emmerich to talk about a major role in the movie. No offer has been made yet though.
There’s no news either on who he might play, but the smart money is on a grown-up Dylan, the son of Jasmine (Vivica A. Fox) and step-son of Steven Hiller (Will Smith) in the first movie. Emmerich has already said the character will play a large role in the film as sort of a passing of the torch.
Fox really seem to like Jordan, as he’s still in the mix to the Human Torch in their Fantastic Four reboot.
It was announced a few months ago that ID Forever Part I would be released summer 2015, although it now appears it may wait for 2016, to tie in with the 20th anniversary of the first movie.