Jeff Goldblum, Liam Hemsworth to Star in 'Independence Day' Sequel

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Jeff Goldblum and Liam Hemsworth will reportedly star in the upcoming Independence Day sequel. Will Smith--star of the original film--won't be joining the cast.

Jeff Goldblum has long been a fan favorite, and starred in the original film as David Levinson, a satellite tech with an MIT degree and a passion for chess. He and the Hunger Games star will no doubt make an excellent combination on the big screen. Will it be an awesome enough combination to bring film buffs out to the theaters?

The original Independence Day "pitted aliens with gigantic, looming spaceships against the punier, but ultimately wilier human race."

Jeff Goldblum, as David Levinson, is often quoted for a line in the film.

"It's like in chess: First, you strategically position your pieces and when the timing is right, you strike ... Checkmate."

Director Roland Emmerich was all too excited to share the news about both actors via Twitter on Tuesday.

The sequel to Independence Day has been talked about for many years. Roland Emmerich said Will Smith was "too expensive" to have back.

Does the combination of Jeff Goldblum and Liam Hemsworth make the Independence Day sequel enticing for you? Jessie Usher has scored the film's lead. He will play the role of Will Smith's son from the first film.

Kimberly Ripley

Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and ‘Nana’ to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.