Bill Pullman returns for another speech in ‘Independence Day 2’


He bellowed the massive speech in Independence Day (“we will not go quietly into the night, we will not vanish without a fight! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!) and now the great Bill Pullman has finally been confirmed to be returning for Independence Day 2.

Director Roland Emmerich confirmed the news on Twitter today, along with the news that Judd Hirsch is also returning.

The confirmed cast so far includes Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher and a returning Jeff Goldblum as David Levinson.

Nicolas Wright and James A. Woods wrote the script. Carter Blanchard rewrote the first draft of the script that was done by Emmerich and Dean Devlin, and then James Vanderbilt. Emmerich is producing with Devlin and Harald Kloser. The green light means that Fox, Emmerich and Devlin can release the film for the 2016 July 4 weekend, marking the 20th anniversary of the 1996 original that grossed $811 million worldwide.

Production is rumoured to begin in May.

While no official plot details have yet been released, back in 2013 Emmerich revealed the following details about the sequel:

“The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back. And they know that the only way you can really travel in space is through wormholes. So for the aliens, it could take two or three weeks, but for us that’s 20 or 25 years….It’s a changed world. It’s like parallel history. [Humans] have harnessed all this alien technology. We don’t know how to duplicate it because it’s organically-grown technology, but we know how to take an antigravity device and put it in a human airplane”

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