According to Access Hollywood, Vivica A. Fox confirmed on Tuesday that she'll be reprising her role of Jasmine Dubrow in the sequel to "Independence Day." "It's official that I'll b back 4 #IndependenceDay2 sequel playing #Jasmine #LegitimateCareer #NextLevel #Blessed;)," sheTweetedon Tuesday. Director Roland Emmerich was also thrilled to have signed a deal with the actress. "Exciting news... just officially closed @MsVivicaFox for #IndependenceDay! Here's the pic!" he captioned a photo of the star onTwitter.
In the 1996 film, Jasmine married Will Smith's character, Captain Steven Hiller. However, Will is not expected to return for the film's second installment. Jasmine's son, Dylan – who became Captain Hiller's stepson in the film – has been recast. Jessie Usher will now play the role that actor Ross Bagley was credited for almost 20 years ago. Original cast members Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum will be joining Vivica. Liam Hemsworth and Charlotte Gainsbourg will also be part of the project. "Independence Day 2" is slated for a June 2, 2016 release, nearly two decades after the original opened in theaters.