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Michael B. Jordan Considered For 'Independence Day' Sequel

Kathy Zerbib |
September 26, 2013 | 3:07 p.m. PDT

Film Editor

Get used to seeing Michael B. Jordan's face on the red carpet (Twitpic/@UrbnHealthNP).
Get used to seeing Michael B. Jordan's face on the red carpet (Twitpic/@UrbnHealthNP).
Michael B. Jordan is in consideration for a prominent role in director Roland Emmerich's "Independence Day" sequel.

According to TheWrap, the "Fruitvale Station" actor has already met with 20th Century Fox executives and is considered by the studio to be a rising star with plenty of potential.

A source from Jordan's camp says he is interested in working with Fox, though it is currently unclear if he would be cast alongside Will Smith or replacing Smith's position in the film.

Confirmation on casting decisions should become available closer to the end of the year, around holiday time.

Jordan is rumored for a role as the Human Torch in a "Fantastic 4" reboot, and is set to star in FilmDistrict's rom-com "That Awkward Moment" and MGM's "Creed."

A role in "Independence Day" would further boost the actor's growing stardom, which he has accumulated from parts in "Chronicle," "Friday Night Lights," "Parenthood," "The Wire," and the Sundance film "Fruitvale Station" (his most notable role to date).

READ MORE: Michael B. Jordan, Hollywood's Next Star

The "Independence Day" sequel - currently known as "ID Forever Part 1" - is expected to hit theaters on July 3, 2015, though there are some reports that the release date will be pushed back to some time in 2016.

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