One of the lesser talked about tentpole movies in 2015 is the Independence Day sequel. With the Avengers fighting Ultron, Batman vs. Superman, and the rebirth of the Star Wars franchise, that doesn’t leave enough geek-love left for the ID4 sequel.
But, it is coming with or without Will Smith in tow.
The first film will be 19 years old when the sequel hits theaters (feel old now?), so there is no telling what they are going to do. Based on the U.S. election laws, Bill Pullman won’t be the president anymore, and if you asked me to write the movie, I would make Will Smith the President of the United States.
Think about it, people in the movie would love him because he saved the world, but hate him at the same time because he isn’t an old white rich guy.
Well, the news broke today that Michael B. Jordan is the man that Roland Emmerich wants to star in his Independence Day sequel. Most of the world knows Jordan as the star of the fantastic found footage superhero movie Chronicle, but he also proved his acting chops in the critical darling Fruitvale Station.
There are also rumors that the rebooted Fantastic Four franchise will completely change the origin of Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, and cast Jordan in that role, so this could be the start of a huge career for the talented young actor.
What are your thoughts? Will he play Will Smith’s son, taking his father’s place in the war with the aliens? Will the Fresh Prince be passing his leading role onto the younger actor for future installments? Chime in with your thoughts below.
For now, here is a look at a Michael B. Jordan interview with Jimmy Kimmel for those unfamiliar with the young superstar.
Source: The Wrap