Filmmaker Roland Emmerich has confirmed that both Brent Spiner (“Star Trek: The Next Generation”) and Joey King (“The Conjuring”) have joined the cast of the upcoming “Independence Day” sequel.
Spiner will reprise the role of eccentric scientist Dr. Brackish Okun whom he played in the original 1996 film and appeared to have been either left for dead or in a coma in the first film.
King’s role is unknown at this point. The pair join a cast that includes Jeff Goldblum, Vivica Fox, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher and Charlotte Gainsbourg. Pre-production is underway ahead of filming this Summer.