Will Smith may be too expensive for "Independence Day 2" - but Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum certainly aren't.

Roland Emmerich has confirmed that both actors are returning for the recently-announced sci-fi sequel, with Pullman reprising his role as President (now ex-President) Whitmore and Goldblum back as quirky computer expert/chess lover David Levinson. The news was revealed during a Q&A moderated by Movies.com at an Apple Store in New York City on Monday night.

"Independence Day 2" is slated for release on July 3, 2015.

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