Chin Han Joins ‘Independence Day 2’ EXCLUSIVE

Chin Han

Singapore-Chinese actor Chin Han (“Marco Polo,” “The Dark Knight”) has joined the cast of “Independence Day 2,” which is now shooting in New Mexico.

The news was announced by director Roland Emmerich today via a message on his personal Twitter account.

The Twentieth Century Fox film is set for release on June 24, 2016.

Chin Han, who previously worked with Emmerich on “2012,” will play the leader of the Chinese Space Squadron. His other international roles include “Contagion,” “Restless” and upcoming IFC production “The Spoils Before Dying.”

Chin Han, who was nominated for Variety‘s Asian Star of the Year Award in 2013, is managed by Andrew Ooi of Echelon Talent Management and Van Johnson.

He joins previously announced cast including Maika Monroe, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Brent Spiner, Vivica Fox, Liam Hemsworth and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

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  1. wiles11 says:

    FINALLY! Nice to see a western production cast a Chinese actor who’s NOT FROM MAINLAND CHINA! Although im sure ID42 will pander to the CCCP just like most other films that shoehorn in “Chinese” sequences and plot detours so they can get at that mainland lucre.

  2. TAL says:

    Reblogged this on Cerulean Chronicle and commented:
    Attention ‘Marco Polo’ fans! Chin Han, who played the manipulative Song Empire Chancellor Jia Sidao, has joined the cast of ‘Independence Day 2.’ The news was announced today by the film’s director, Roland Emmerich.

  3. Gregory Hosmer says:

    This guy is an amazing actor! Excited to really him in this – he was the best part of Netflix’s series “Marco Polo”

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