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Liam Hemsworth has been offered the lead in the Independence Day sequel

01.27.2015

With Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin locked in to make ID FOREVER, the sequel to INDEPENDENCE DAY, the only thing left is to find a star to take over from the departed Will Smith. While there are still rumors that Michael B. Jordan could join the cast, The Wrap has learned that the studio is currently offering THE HUNGER GAMES' Liam Hemsworth the lead in the scifi blockbuster.

Carter Blanchard (GLIMMER) is writing the latest draft of the script and James Vanderbilt (THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN) penned the previous one with the studio looking to begin production this year for a release next year. So far, all we know is that Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum are prepared to return to their INDEPENDENCE DAY roles. Beyond that, we don't have any plot details. With Hemsworth poised to lead the film, there is an obvious youth factor in place to try and market this film to the same demographic that loved the 1996 original.

Usually, 20 years between films in a franchise does not make for a guaranteed success so bringing in the fans of Hemsworth's THE HUNGER GAMES character would be a smart move. While I think his brother is the more talented actor, Liam is not awful. Plus, are we really going to expect INDEPENDENCE DAY to be a bastion of acting or an explosive popcorn flick full of aliens and mayhem. I mean, this is a Roland Emmerich film, right?

ID FOREVER is slated to open on July 4, 2016.

Source: The Wrap

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1:10PM on 01/28/2015
Of all the "young stud"-type actors today, I mind Liam Hemsworth the least. There are a lot of similar actors who are a lot less likable. Yes, he's a bit boring, but I blame the screenwriters of the Hunger Games films for that more than his acting capability. And nobody could've made Paranoia work, so that's a shitty measure as well. He might do well with this.
Of all the "young stud"-type actors today, I mind Liam Hemsworth the least. There are a lot of similar actors who are a lot less likable. Yes, he's a bit boring, but I blame the screenwriters of the Hunger Games films for that more than his acting capability. And nobody could've made Paranoia work, so that's a shitty measure as well. He might do well with this.
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11:07AM on 01/28/2015
This seems more like a safe casting pick than a good casting pick.

Liam Hemsworth is definitely capable and I think he'll do fine in a movie like this. But he's definitely not the most bankable star out there. But who knows, maybe this role will give his career a boost in the right direction.
This seems more like a safe casting pick than a good casting pick.

Liam Hemsworth is definitely capable and I think he'll do fine in a movie like this. But he's definitely not the most bankable star out there. But who knows, maybe this role will give his career a boost in the right direction.
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5:52AM on 01/28/2015

Nope

Nope nope nope.
Nope nope nope.
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8:00PM on 01/27/2015
I don't hate Liam, but I do find his continued success in getting roles (even now, after he's not even the Next Big Thing) to be a bit baffling. I mean, it's like the Baldwin phenomenon (not Billy or Daniel, but Stephen).

I wonder what sort of world the sequel will take place in. I mean Roland Emmerich destroyed pretty much every landmark there was except for Mount Rushmore.
I don't hate Liam, but I do find his continued success in getting roles (even now, after he's not even the Next Big Thing) to be a bit baffling. I mean, it's like the Baldwin phenomenon (not Billy or Daniel, but Stephen).

I wonder what sort of world the sequel will take place in. I mean Roland Emmerich destroyed pretty much every landmark there was except for Mount Rushmore.
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11:06AM on 01/28/2015
Well, I think you just discovered the plot of the sequel - Saving Mount Rushmore.
Well, I think you just discovered the plot of the sequel - Saving Mount Rushmore.
7:36PM on 01/27/2015
Oh good, the boring Hemsworth.
Oh good, the boring Hemsworth.
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6:39PM on 01/27/2015
Replace Will Smith with a vacuum of charisma and personality.
Replace Will Smith with a vacuum of charisma and personality.
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2:05AM on 01/28/2015
Richard Gere's in this?
Richard Gere's in this?
5:32PM on 01/27/2015
Oh and yes, Michael B. Jordan or someone else with charisma needs to co-star if Hemsworth is the new young hunk of the franchise. I've seen two Hunger Games movies courtesy of girlfriends. If Hemsworth had been the star the first film wouldd have failed. His acting is more wooden than a scarecrow, but he does have a pretty face and a physique the ladies like and his older brother is actually a nearly bonafied star so I get why Hollywood keeps trying for him, but no, like fetch, it'll never
Oh and yes, Michael B. Jordan or someone else with charisma needs to co-star if Hemsworth is the new young hunk of the franchise. I've seen two Hunger Games movies courtesy of girlfriends. If Hemsworth had been the star the first film wouldd have failed. His acting is more wooden than a scarecrow, but he does have a pretty face and a physique the ladies like and his older brother is actually a nearly bonafied star so I get why Hollywood keeps trying for him, but no, like fetch, it'll never happen.
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5:26PM on 01/27/2015
If Goldblum and Pullman are really cast, I'm not worried. Even when Goldblum slums it he's fascinating to watch. They were the best parts of ID4 anyway. Hemsworth is the most wooden actor Hollywood has begged us to anoint as a star in I don't know how long. Is this the most flagrant failure at Star Manufacturing in history or are there more glaring examples I'm blanking on? As for the franchise, Independence Day was a fluke. No iconic characters, every hero easily replaced with an identical,
If Goldblum and Pullman are really cast, I'm not worried. Even when Goldblum slums it he's fascinating to watch. They were the best parts of ID4 anyway. Hemsworth is the most wooden actor Hollywood has begged us to anoint as a star in I don't know how long. Is this the most flagrant failure at Star Manufacturing in history or are there more glaring examples I'm blanking on? As for the franchise, Independence Day was a fluke. No iconic characters, every hero easily replaced with an identical, cheaper version. It's a great movie, but not iconic in the way that a re-boot sans any original cast members would feel "wrong"
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10:14PM on 01/27/2015
It's a big stretch to call Independence Day a 'great movie'. It was a bunch of enjoyable skits strung loosely together. The various pieces were fun to watch, but the movie sucked as a cohesive story.
It's a big stretch to call Independence Day a 'great movie'. It was a bunch of enjoyable skits strung loosely together. The various pieces were fun to watch, but the movie sucked as a cohesive story.
5:25PM on 01/27/2015

Right

Because everyone lined up to see 'Paranoia.'
Because everyone lined up to see 'Paranoia.'
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