*Michael B. Jordan is being lined up for a starring role in the sequel to “Independence Day.”
The “Fruitvale Station” star has reportedly been in talks with director Roland Emmerich for the follow-up to the 1996 sci-fi blockbuster slated to be called “ID Forever Part 1.”
According to The Wrap, Jordan has yet receive an official offer but he is a firm favorite with Emmerich following meetings with several young actors.
The 26-year-old would replace Will Smith in the lead, who is unlikely to reprise his role as Captain Steven Hiller after his reps said his status regarding the “Independence Day” sequel remains unchanged as a no. If Smith does not return it appears Jordan would take over the franchise as the lead star should Fox move forward with additional installments.
Familiar faces such as Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are expected to return to the franchise, which is set to hit theaters on July 3, 2015, though recent reports suggest it could be delayed until 2016.