We’re not sure how exactly one of these casting announcements for Independence Day 2 will work…
It seems that Roland Emmerich, via Twitter (below) has confirmed that Brent Spiner is back! Now, anyone who remembers the first movie will recall Spiner’s Dr Brackish Okum seemed to die in the first movie after being possessed (?) by one of the aliens telepathically. So either he didn’t die… or he had a twin brother. Either way, we’ll know next June.
In other casting news, Emmerich also announced that Joey King (The Dark Knight Rises, Fargo) is on board the sequel too.
That means that, so far, Jeff Goldblum and Vivica A. Fox are back for the sequel and Jessie A. Usher, Liam Hemsworth, and Charolette Gainsbourg are fresh to the alien hunting stroy..
Independence Day 2 invades on June 24th, 2016.
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) April 9, 2015