Another day, another new face added to the burgeoning cast of Independence Day 2 – today brings word that Chin Han, the up-and-comer who appeared in Netflix’s Marco Polo and had a small part in The Dark Knight, has joined the blockbuster sci-fi sequel in a key role.
Han, who worked with ID2 director Roland Emmerich on disaster epic 2012, will play the leader of the Chinese Space Squadron, an invaluable asset in combatting a new extraterrestrial threat. His other projects have included Contagion, Restless and IFC’s The Spoils Before Dying.
The actor joins a cast that currently includes franchise newbies Maika Monroe (The Guest, It Follows), Jessie Usher (Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse), Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games), Sela Ward (The Day After Tomorrow), Travis Tope (The Town That Dreaded Sundown), Garrett Wareing (Boychoir), William Fichtner (Drive Angry) and Charlotte Gainsbourg (Nymphomaniac) alongside returning actors Judd Hirsch, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox and Jeff Goldblum.
Emmerich took to Twitter to make the announcement:
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) June 2, 2015
Little is known about the actual plot of Independence Day 2, but it’s intended to launch a new series of films, all pricey sci-fi tentpoles, for 20th Century Fox.
The pic is set to open June 24, 2016.