Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are officially on board to appear in the Independence Day sequel scheduled to hit theaters in 2015, Independence Day 2.
Director Roland Emmerich spilled the big news during a Q+A at the Apple Store in SoHo, New York, where he was there to talk about his current film hitting theaters, White House Down. Previously, Emmerich has said that Will Smith will not appear in the sequel, because the movie star is "too expensive" now.
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"Will Smith cannot come back because he's too expensive, but he'd also be too much of a marquee name," he told Complex magazine. "It would be too much."
He also dished that half of the characters in the highly anticipated sequel will be new, and half will be from the original.
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"We're not doing a total reboot, we're doing something that's totally unusual," Emmerich told the magazine. "I think some aliens will be back."
Independence Day 2 is due out on July 3, 2015.