Jeff Goldblum Says 'Independence Day 2' Is Happening!

by 10:12 AM PDT, October 08, 2014
Playing Jeff Goldblum Says 'Independence Day 2' Is Happening!

It’s been 18 years since Independence Day came out. The 1996 film starring Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum is more than due for a sequel, and Goldblum is now saying we may not have to wait much longer.

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The 61-year-old actor told Time, "I had a meeting and have been talking over the last several months or year with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the producer, and they’ve been cooking up and say they have a part for me in what they hope will be a plan to make another one pretty soon."

Goldblum played the role of a computer genius in the first film, and now the script with his part is in progress. He explains, "They’re still talking about it and I've heard recent rumblings here and there about it, and 'Oh, there’s a script coming in'— maybe last weekend there was a script handed in, so it’s brewing."

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According to Moviepilot, "Independence Day 2 will reportedly pick up 20 years after the events of the original and sees the aliens return to Earth for another round of explosive carnage. Bill Pullman will reprise his role as President Whitmore, although Will Smith has not yet signed on to return as Captain Steven Hiller. Instead, the film will follow his stepson, Dylan, and a younger generation of freedom fighters as they battle once again for their independence."

The excitement and anticipation only builds for as fans will have wait to see if Smith will join Goldblum again and what kind of epic speech Pullman will deliver this time around!