Production is underway for the upcoming Independence Day 2 and much of the cast from the first film is set to return. Among those is actress Vivica A. Fox, who recently offered the closest thing to a synopsis for the sequel that we have:
“The aliens are back,” she tells MLive. “And it’s about 15 years later.”
Blackfilm also caught up with the actress, who provided an update about production on the film.
“I just started this week and walking back on that set and working with Jeff Goldblum and Roland Emmmerich the director, it was like the first film was yesterday. We are so blessed that the audience has been so hungry for this sequel to happen. Unfortunately, Will (Smith) decided that he didn’t want to come back. I’m working with a young up and coming actor named Jesse Usher, who has all the wonderful qualities that will remind you of Will but he’s playing my son. I’m glad that they chose Jesse Usher and Will gave them his blessing when they cast him. So, we’re going to hold it down and the sci-fi audience are so faithful that I think the sequel will be successful.”
Fox opened up about where we will find her character in the film, who has abandoned her profession from the first film.
“I will not be on the poll. She was a stripper with a heart of gold, and who had said that she was doing it because the money was good. Now she’s a hospital administrator and she’s running the hospital and I’m glad that they moved her character forward as a woman.”
Set to hit theaters June 24, 2016 (almost exactly 20 years after the original), Independence Day 2 features a script most recently rewritten by Carter Blanchard. Previous drafts were done by Emmerich and Dean Devlin, and then by James Vanderbilt. Fox is also joined in the film by Bill Pullman, Sela Ward, Judd Hirsch and Brent Spiner, as well as a cast of franchise newcomers that includes Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Travis Tope, Joey King, and Maika Monroe.
The original Independence Day opened on July 3, 1996 and earned an impressive $817.4 million worldwide. Emmerich is also set to produce the sequel alongside Devlin and Harald Kloser.