Friday Night Lights, The Wire and Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan is reportedly under consideration by director Roland Emmerich for a role in his Independence Day follow up: ID Forever, Part 1.
The Wrap reports that the actor (who is also being eyed for the new Fantastic Four reboot, AND–allegedly–Star Wars Episode VII) met with Emmerich, who liked him very much. While nothing has yet to be said regarding who Jordan would play, it seems likely he’d take on the role of Dylan–stepson of Will Smith‘s Capt. Steven Hiller (who reportedly will not be returning for the sequels). Emmerich has previously suggested that Dylan would play a major role in the new films, which involve the aliens returning for some payback to an Earth that has been rebuilt with salvaged extraterrestrial technology.
ID Forever, Part 1 is scheduled for release in Summer 2015, though Emmerich has suggested it may get pushed back to 2016, to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Independence Day‘s release.