It appears that the long awaited sequel to Roland Emmerich's "Independence Day", is full-speed ahead. It's coming to us in two parts, currently titled "ID Forever: Part 1" and "ID Forever: Part 2". I love me some "Independence Day", but whoever came up with those titles, should be demoted.
With the news that Will Smith would not be reprising his role as Captain Steven Hiller, Emmerich did promise we would still see a lot of familiar faces from the original.
With Smith out, that of course heightened our hope that the wise-cracking computer hacker, David Levinson, played by Jeff Goldblum, would be back in all his sarcastic glory. Another fan favorite was of course fighter pilot/El Presidente, Thomas J. Whitmore, played by Bill Pullman. Why it has in no way been officially confirmed, our hearts may soon be smiling because both actors have expressed interest in reprising their roles. The additions of these two characters would certainly make it feel like a sequel at least.
While Smith is rumored to not be returning to a starring role because he is "too expensive", word on the street is that he could be making an appearance for a small cameo. For nostalgia alone, I personally would love to see Big Willie give us a little love as Captain Hiller again. That is if he can take a break from managing his son's career, to focus for a bit on his own.
Good news, Emmerich and team. Now just change that ridiculous title, and we'll be back in business.
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"ID Forever: Part I" hits AMC Theatres on July 3rd, 2015.
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