Brent Spiner Returns For 'Independence Day 2'

Brent Spiner will reprise his role as Dr. Brackish Okun in "Independence Day 2," director Roland Emmerich has announced.

The "Star Trek: The Next Generation" veteran is joined by Joey King ("Oz the Great and Powerful," "White House Down") in an undisclosed role.

Few details are known about the sequel to Fox's 1996 blockbuster, beyond some of the players involved: Franchise veterans Vivica A. Fox and Jeff Goldblum are confirmed to return, with Bill Pullman expected to appear as President Whitmore. Newcomers include Jessie Usher as Dylan Hiller (the on of Fox and will Smith's characters from the original), Liam Hemsworth, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Travis Tope.

“Independence Day 2″ opens June 24, 2016.

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