With a confirmed 2016 release date and Fox planning to shoot in a few months time, the sequel to Independence Day needs to firm up its cast pretty quickly, and it looks like it’s doing just that, as on his Facebook page director Roland Emmerich has revealed Jessie User will take the lead role.
Usher isn’t a particularly well known name, but he’s appeared in Survivor’s Remorse and When The Game Stands Tall, among other roles.
In the Independence Day sequel he’ll play the son of Will Smith’s character from the first movie, who’s now all grown and ready to take on the alien threat himself.
Emmerich also confirmed that Liam Hemsworth, who was recently reported to be in talks for the film, will indeed be part of the cast, and that Jeff Goldblum is set to return for the follow up.
The movie is due out June 24th, 2016.