More casting news has arrived for Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day sequel as Deadline is reporting that William Fichtner has taken a lead role in Independence Day 2. In fact, he has signed with Fox to play a top general in that film and take an even larger role in the two films that will follow.
He joins the previously announced Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Brent Spiner, Sela Ward, Vivica Fox, Judd Hirsch, Jessie Usher, Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Joey King, and Maika Monroe in the film.
Director Roland Emmerich will return to helm the film. Independence Day 2 is set for release on June 24, 2016 — almost exactly 20 years from when the first film hit theaters on July 3, 1996. Devlin, Emmerich, and Harald Kloser are producing. James A. Woods and Nicolas Wright wrote the most recent draft.