In a tweet posted by Independence Day director Ronald Emmerich last Monday night, actress Vivica A. Fox has finally confirmed her participation in the upcoming sequel of the 1996 film Independence Day.
“Exciting news… just officially closed [Vivica A. Fox] for Independence Day! Here’s the pic!” Emmerich wrote on Twitter with a photo of him and the 50-year-old actress clad in an all blue ensemble.
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) March 24, 2015
An hour later, this news was announced by the actress herself via her Twitter account. Fox tweeted: “It’s official that I’ll be back for Independence Day 2 sequel paying Jasmine.” She ended her post with a hashtag #Blessed and a smiley face which imply that the actress is happy to be taking on the role of her previous character.
— Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) March 24, 2015
In the original installment of Independence Day, Fox took on the role of Jasmine Dubrow who was the love interest of Will Smith’s character, Steve. Jasmine was a single mother and in order to provide for her young son, she worked as a pole dancer. At the end of the movie, Jasmine married Steve but the state of their marriage remains unclear during the sequel as Smith has said that he won’t be returning for Independence Day 2.
However, Fox will be joined by former castmate Jeff Goldblum, who played environmentalist David Levinson. Bill Pullman, who played the role of the President in the original film, is also expected to join the cast.
In the sequel, the son of Fox’s character is all grown up and will be played by Jessie Usher of Cartoon Network‘s Level Up and the film When the Game Stands Tall. In 2013, Emmerich revealed that Independence Day 2 will be “like the son’s take over” and he also shared some of the new additions to the storyline. Emmerich mentioned that in the sequel, human beings have learned to harness the power of alien technology but not exactly duplicate it as it is “organically grown.”
Despite the several changes that the director shared two years ago, a recent report said that there might have been some tweaks since the interview. It also affirmed that the sequel will be called ID Forever and will feature a new wave of aliens invading 20 years after the first installment.
Furthermore, Fox will be joined in the sequel by a new set of stars, namely Charlotte Gainsbourg, Liam Hensworth and Jessie Usher.
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