It's happening! Jeff Goldblum confirms role in Independence Day 2 The 61-year-old actor, who plays computer expert David Levinson in the original movie, said he met with director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin about the sequel. hollywood Updated: Oct 09, 2014 18:19 IST PTI Will-Smith-and-Jeff-Goldblum-in-Independence-Day Actor Jeff Goldblum has confirmed that he is in discussions for the sequel of Independence Day. The 61-year-old actor, who plays computer expert David Levinson in the original movie, said he met with director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin about the sequel, reported Ace Showbiz."I had a meeting and have been talking over the last several months or year with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the producer," he said."They've been cooking up and say they have a part for me in what they hope will be a plan to make another one pretty soon," he added.Stressing that it's "nebulous until actually" happens, Goldblum said, "But yeah, they're still talking about it and I've heard recent rumblings here and there about it, and 'Oh, there's a scripting coming in' - maybe last weekend there was a script handed in, so it's brewing." There is no official word on why Will Smith turned down the sequel, but rumour suggested it's difficult to bring him back due to budget issues.The second Independence Day movie was initially set for July 3, 2015, but has now been moved back to July 1, 2016.