Everyone’s favorite Rupert Murdoch-lover Randy Quaid won’t be the only dead character to magically return for the Independence Day sequel. According to THR, director Roland Emmerich tweeted some casting news last night:
Not only would newcomer Joey King be joining the project, but so would sci-fi favorite Brent Spiner, who played Dr. Okun. You know, the Area 51 scientist who became a mouthpiece for the captured alien before dying. (Hell, Adam Baldwin checked his pulse, so you know he’s dead.)
Spiner confirmed the news on Twitter a few hours later:
Two things to take away from this:
- Not only is Spiner’s tweet hella awesome, but it’s also kind of creepy. Maybe it’s a clue as to how Dr. Okun is able to come back from the dead?
- King was born three years after the first film’s release. THREE. WHOLE. YEARS.
Combined with the casting announcements and rumors so far, I think it’s safe to accurately guess at what the sequel’s full title will be: Independence Day 2: Get Off My Lawn!
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)