Hillary Clinton may be bidding to be America’s first female president, but I’d be willing to bet that if she does win, she won’t have to fight any aliens. That’s not true for CSI: NY & House’s Sela Ward, who’ll be taking the POTUS role in Independence Day 2, according to Deadline.
We would say President Lanford be in residence at the White House, but seeing as that got blown up in the first movie, who knows if it’s been rebuilt. It’s also not clear how she fits into the story, although as Bill Pullman’s President Thomas J. Whitmore was a major force in Independece Day, she’ll probably have plenty to do in this one, especially as Pullman is returning for the sequel.
She joins fellow newcomers Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Travis Tope and Joey King, alongside returnees such as Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Judd Hirsch and Brent Spiner. The film will see the invading aliens return, with the son of Will Smith’s character playing a major role this time around