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Independence Day 2 update: Will Smith won't reprise role as Capt. Hiller; Liam Hemsworth to play the lead role as President's son-in-law

Independence Day (1996) (Credit: Independence Day/Facebook) Photo from the original Independence day film starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum.
June 5
12:19 PM 2015

After almost 20 years, Independence Day's sequel will finally hit theaters with both old and new characters in it. Once again, human beings will try to defend mother earth from terrestrial neighbors, but hopefully this time, in a more prepared manner.

 In the 1996 film's sequel, Jeff Goldblum will reprise his role as David Levinson,  Bill Pullman is also said to be returning for his character as Thomas Whitmore, the US president in the previous film. Aside from them Judd Hirsch and Vivica A Fox will also come back.

Meanwhile, a couple of actors has joined the cast as new characters. Liam Hemsworth will play the lead, as he will play as the son-in-law of President Whitmore. Aside from him, William Fichtner, Manika Monroe, Joey King, Sela Wardand Charlotte Gainsbourg have joined the cast. Singaporean actor Ng Chin Han is also part of the cast, as he will play as the leader of the Chinese Squadron.

Unfortunately, actor Will Smith will not return for his character, Captain Steven Hiller. But Survivor's Remorse actor, Jessie Usher has been casted as Capt. Hiller's son, Dylan Hiller.

The plot of the movie will revolve around next generation of human beings fighting the same extra-terrestrial species once again. But, they're probably more prepared as they have already studied and have been using the aliens' technology, and this time they're using it against them.

Although still not confirmed to be official, synopsis of the movie has spread around the internet, as it reads:

"We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction."

The upcoming Independence Day 2 is hoped to be a big hit as the previous movie was a total blockbuster. The movie will be directed by Roland Emmerich, and is slated for release in June 2016. 

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