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Published On: Mon, Feb 9th, 2015

‘Hunger Games’ star Liam Hemsworth offically linked to ‘Independence Day’ sequel

With the Hunger Games franchise concluding this fall, star Liam Hemsworth may have found a new role to keep him busy for a couple of years.

After much speculation, IMDB has tagged the actor to Independence Day 2 as athe “rumored” lead after The Wrap reported Hemsworth, has been offered the leading role in the long-anticipated sequel to the 1996 blockbuster film.

Liam Hemsworth as Gale Hunger Games Mockingjay photoBelieved to be ID Forever part I and part II, the film will move ahead without Will Smith, the charismatic star of the first movie. Jeff Goldblum and Randy Quaid are believed to be returning in some capacity, but the younger star indicates a possible reboot of the entire cast.

Michael B. Jordan, who stars as Johnny Storm/Human Torch in Fox’s reboot of the Fantastic Four, is also linked to the film.

“Roland Emmerich is directing the sequel,” The Wrap notes. “Fox hired Carter Blanchard (Glimmer) to rewrite the script. James Vanderbilt wrote the first draft of the film, which Emmerich is producing with Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser.”

Hemsworth plays Gale in the popular Hunger Games franchise, but also has roles in Expendables 2, Paranoia and Knowing.

The Independence Day sequel is set for theaters on June 24, 2016, so fans can expect some concrete news as the production will likely begin soon.

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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