Fitchner will be playing the character of a “top general”, and Emmerich has stated that his character’s importance will grow and grow in future sequels to the film. The current plan is to try and get another two films released after this one, taking the alien franchise up to four films.
Starring alongside Fitchner is Maika Monroe (It Follows), Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Charlotte Gainsbourg (Antichrist) and Jessie Usher (When The Game Stands Tall).
They’re currently aiming to release Independence Day 2 in June 2016.
Words: Zoe Rose Smith (@ZoeRoseSmitz)