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Michael B. Jordan Eyed For ‘Independence Day 2′

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Michael B. Jordan, star of Fruitvale Station, and always the former quarterback of the Dillon Lions and always Wallace from The Wire might be in a position to step up to the Will Smith A-List, hopefully without the crazy Scientology movies.  He’s met with Roland Emmerich on the Fox Lot, probably to talk about ID4 Forever, Part 1, the Independence Day sequel that Emmerich and screenwriter James Vanderbilt (The Amazing Spider-Man) plan to deliver in July 2015, or maybe 2016.

There’s a lot of ‘maybe’ all around ID4 Forever, Part 1, hopefully a bunch of it around that clunker of a title. There’s also Will Smith who has gone from not involved to maybe involved to not officially involved where he’s currently waiting for, you know, a script or offer or something.

The Wrap speculates that Jordan might get the franchise in a hand-off from Smith, freeing them up from paying Will Smith fees on ID4 Forever, Part 2: Nothing Last Forever on Arbor Day.

It would make sense as Fox seems to have an interest in Michael B. Jordan, he of Chronicle, which did surprisingly well and the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot that’s probably going to have him in flames.

With Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman already committed to returning, I’m becoming mildly interested in the cast even if it’s hard to drum up any enthusiasm for the thought of a two-part Independence Day sequel.

  • Hephaestus1

    I think it’s a good opportunity for Jordan to build his star status. Even if the project is a Roland Emmerich film.

  • AlexiasLazar

    I could stare at this man all day…

  • MAd FAdder

    He is gonna be Will Smiths step son who was a kid from the first one.

  • Peter James

    “ID4 Forever, Part 1,”

    “ID4 Forever, Part 2: Nothing Last Forever on Arbor Day.”

    Wow.

    Could they possibly pick any dumber names for the sequels?

    I’m blown away…..
    ….by just how dumb those names are.

  • Andy

    I’d rather see him in Fantastic Four or Star Wars. Don’t tarnish your acclaim with something like Independence Day 2, Michael!

  • jamthemaj

    Surely you like at least one of Emmerich’s films?! I loved The Patriot and still enjoy ID4 and Stargate. I haven’t seen Anonymous or White House Down, but I’ll agree that all of the others suck donkey balls.

  • jamthemaj

    Sweet! I’m looking forward to these! I hope they’re as fun as the original.

  • Hephaestus1

    Absolutely. I enjoyed Id4, Stargate, and even The Day after Tomorrow. Emmerich isn’t a bad director, just a bit “hit-or-miss” in my opinion.

  • 5_deadly_venoms

    More miss than hit. The Patriot for me. That’s it

  • 5_deadly_venoms

    The Patriot for me. That’s about it. Saw Olympus & white house down. Def give the edge to Olympus. Just wasnt feeling white house down

  • jamthemaj

    I still need to see Olympus! I’m sure I’ll agree there.

  • jamthemaj

    I enjoyed parts of The Day After Tomorrow. Great cast though! I enjoyed parts of 2012 as well.

  • Hephaestus1

    The L.A. sequence was fun.

  • Hephaestus1

    Understandable. The rest are mostly disaster films.

  • The Usual Suspect

    I thought he was busy portraying The Black Human Torch?

  • MrPink

    You mean Charred Remains?

  • David Small

    Wow…..The Usual Suspect and MrPink, irony, both of yall names sound ghey. hahaha

  • The Usual Suspect

    Shit on you bro, shit on you.
    And to Mr. Pink; heheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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