by Jay Tilles

Liam Hemsworth and Jeff Goldblum are now confirmed to star in Independence Day 2, set to hit theaters June 24, 2016.

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The fact that you can still watch the original 1996 blockbuster any day of the week on basic cable may have something to do with Dreamworks’ decision to make a followup. The original Independence Day, after all, grossed over $800 million. Frankly, it’s stunning it took them this long.

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While Hemsworth is a new addition to cast, Goldblum will return as David Levinson, the MIT grad-turned-cable-TV technician. Director Roland Emmerich, who also helmed the first film, revealed the casting with a photo of Hemsworth and Goldbloom. “Excited to officially announce @LiamHemsworth and #JeffGoldblum as the next two pieces of the #IndependenceDay sequel!” he wrote.

The story takes place in an “alternate present-day reality, where humanity has spent the last two decades harvesting the alien technology featured in the first movie,” reports Screenrant.

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