The latest rumors circling Michael B. Jordan is that he is wanted for a major role in the next “Independence Day” movie. According to TheWrap.com, Jordan has met with the director to star with Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman who will be reprising their roles as David Levinson the MIT computer expert and President Thomas J. Whitmore. The sequels will form part of a trilogy with “ID Forever Part 1” and “ID Forever Part 2”.
This will be a step in the right direction for Jordan considering his intentions to push his career in a desired direction. In an interview with Vulture.com last month, Jordan said he is ready to be a big screen hero saying:
“make smart choices and do movies that appeal to everybody and playing characters that aren’t written for the black guy.”
He went on to admit that:
“I want to play that action hero, that guy that saves the day.”
GeekShizzle wrote an article a while ago confirming that Will Smith has not been ruled out completely due to budget issues, however his status “remains unchanged.”
James Vanderbilt (“The Amazing Spider-Man”) is reportedly attached to the project to assist with he script. Roland Emmerich has not revealed much regarding the plot of the anticipated sequel, he did however mention that the next instalment would have a sort of pass-the-torch storyline with the main focus now on the step-son of Smith’s character. Will we see Smith pass the torch to Jordan?
“ID Forever Part 1” was set to invade theaters on July 3, 2015, but recent reports suggest the film may be postponed to 2016.