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Saturday 31 January 2015

Jordan to save Independence Day?

Michael B Jordan is reportedly on the wish list for the Independence Day sequel
Michael B Jordan is reportedly on the wish list for the Independence Day sequel

Michael B Jordan is reportedly on the wish list to star in Independence Day 2.

The Wire actor is said to be "eyed for a major role" in the sequel, although an offer hasn't been made, sources claimed to The Wrap.

Bosses at 20th Century Fox are keen on the 26-year-old, seeing him as a "budding movie star with mainstream appeal". In turn, the actor has previously hinted that he would be up for it.

He previously told Vulture: "I want to make smart choices and do movies that appeal to everybody and playing characters that aren't written for the black guy. I want to play that action hero, that guy that saves the day."

Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are expected to reprise their roles in the Independence Day follow-up, known as ID Forever Part I, although it is not clear if Will Smith will return.

Director Roland Emmerich has met with screenwriter James Vanderbilt and producers Dean Devlin and Harald Kloser to discuss the sequel.

Michael, who has appeared in TV series Friday Night Lights and films Chronicle and Fruitvale Station, is rumoured to play the Human Torch in a Fantastic Four reboot.

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