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Jeff Goldblum and Liam Hemsworth officially signed on to fight aliens in Independence Day 2

March 5th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Although we’ve had an idea for a while that Jeff Golblum would be returning to the sci-fi sequel Independence Day 2 as David Levinson and that Liam Hemsworth was rumoured to be joining the movie, it’s now official thanks to Director Roland Emmerich.

He Tweeted that the pair were signed up (below) and we’re excited to have Goldblum back because he’s still one of the most enduring things about the original movie – now, can we get Judd Hirsch back as his dad, please!

Emmerich alsoTweeted that When the Game Stands Tall star Jessie Usher is on board too.

We expect to hear alot about the sequel now that the cast is locked, so we’ll keep you posted


Hemsworth is a rising Hollywood star, likely best known for playing Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games series. He also played Billy “The Kid” in The Expendables 2.

Independence Day 2 is slated for theatrical release on June 24, 2016.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….