Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan has reportedly met with director Roland Emmerich for a major role in Independence Day 2. However, there is no offer out to the actor, nor is one expected to be issued, since the filmmaker is still meeting with other actors.
No details have been revealed in regards to what role Michael B. Jordan may be in contention for. However, it's possible that he may be playing Dylan Dubrow, the son of Vivica A. Fox's Jasmine Dubrow, originally played by Ross Bagley in the original 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. We reported in March that the sequel will take place 20 years after the original, which would make the 26-year-old actor just about the right age to play this character.
We reported last month that Will Smith is back in talks to return as Steven Hiller, although the actor's reps revealed that he is not officially involved at this time. If Will Smith does sign on, he could be paired with Michael B. Jordan, or he may pass the torch to the younger actor to take over the franchise, although neither scenario has been confirmed.
Roland Emmerich is directing from a screenplay by James Vanderbilt. Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are expected to reprise their roles from the original, although their involvement has not been confirmed. The sequel is still being planned for a July 3, 2015 release, although there is speculation that it might be pushed to 2016, which would coincide with the original's 20th anniversary.
Michael B. Jordan is currently shooting That Awkward Moment. He has been rumored to play Lando Calrissian's son in Star Wars: Episode VII, and we also reported in May that he is being considered for Johnny Storm in Fox's Fantastic Four reboot. He is also attached to star in the Rocky spin-off Creed for Fruitvale Station director Ryan Coogler.