Independence Day 2: Jeff Goldblum is back, Liam Hemsworth is joining

Awwwwh hell, yes!

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Independence Day director Roland Emmerich has confirmed that Jeff Goldblum will reprise his role of computer expert David Levinson in the upcoming sequel.

Goldlbum is obviously the most important news here, but you might also be interested to know that The Hunger Games' Liam Hemsworth will lend his bearded chops to the sequel, while Jessie Usher will play the son of Will Smith's character Captain Steven Hiller.

"My producing partner Harald Kloser noticed Jessie in between sets of push-ups at the gym and gave him an audition," Emmerich explained.

He added on Facebook: "First you strategically position your pieces, and when the time is right, you strike.” Excited to officially announce Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum as the next two pieces of the Independence Day sequel!"

Now we just need Will Smith on board, who really should be there given how badly After Earth and Focus have performed.

Independence Day 2 is scheduled for a 24 June, 2016 release date.