Bill Pullman 2016? The President Returns In ‘Independence Day 2’

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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President Whitmore is on the ticket for 2016, meaning Bill Pullman has officially signed on to be in “Independence Day 2,” a sequel to the 1996 film. He will reprise his role as Thomas Whitmore, the president who shot aliens out of a fighter jet and became a legend.

Judd Hirsch, Jeff Goldblum and a handful of other actors from the first film will also be back. Vivica A. Foxx will play Will Smith’s wife, though Smith himself will not be in the film.

Roland Emmerich, director of the original 1996 film that grossed over $800 million, announced the return on Twitter.

The film is slated to premiere in July 2016, and there had better be another speech.