Director of the original Independence Day as well as the upcoming sequel, Independence Day 2, Roland Emmerich has taken to social media since the project's beginning to keep fans of the franchise up to date on all the latest details and cast announcements. Most recently, Emmerich shared a photo of returning star Jeff Goldblum, in-costume, on set! Following his post, co-writer Dean Devlin also shared a photo of Goldblum in-costume, however Roland's post seems to have gone relatively unnoticed with the larger media outlets, which is surprising, considering his reveals what Jeff's character will be in Independence Day 2!
Here's the photo Roland posted to his Instagram account recently:
As you can see, Goldblum is in what looks to be an Astronaut's outfit - which would suggest to us that he plays an Astronaut. The following is the photo Dean Devlin uploaded to his own Instagram, also featuring Goldblum, but without the bulky space-suit. What he is wearing however is very reminiscent of the jacket he wore in the original Independence Day movie.
Here's a still from the first movie:
So, given the two photos above, its clear that Jeff Goldblum's character, David Levinson, will be an Astronaut in Independence Day 2, likely a member of the force responsible for defending Earth against the returning Alien invaders.
What do you think of Goldblum in this role? What are your hopes and expectations? Let us know in the comments section below!
Independence Day: Resurgence June 24th, 2016
More about Independence Day: Resurgence (movie)
After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
Directed by Roland Emmerich, Independence Day: Resurgence's release date is June 24th, 2016.
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