While all the Independence Day sequel news recently has been about returning characters, Roland Emmerich announced via Twitter that It Follows‘ Maika Monroe is next in line to beat off big budget aliens.
I have another addition to announce. The beautiful & talented Maika Monroe is officially signed on 2 the Independence Day Sequel!
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) April 27, 2015
She joins the previously announced Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and Jeff Goldblum. 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. Dean Devlin, Emmerich and Harald Kloser are producing. James A. Woods and Nicolas Wright wrote the most recent draft.