And Chin Han strikes another blow for Singapore geekdom! He’s officially joined the cast of Independence Day 2, as announced by director Roland Emmerich on Twitter

Chin Han, who’s appeared in the likes of ArrowThe Dark Knight and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, will play the leader of the Chinese Space Squadron.

Hopefully, that Squadron will play a larger – and longer – role than the Chinese Jaeger did in Pacific Rim, and he doesn’t get relegated to Token Asian Dude Who Dies In The First Five Minutes.

"I am fearsome Chinese Jaeger!" ©Lionsgate
“I am fearsome Chinese Jaeger!” ©Lionsgate

Given the geopolitical situation today, and the ever-present desire to pander to the Chinese market, maybe Chin Han will even get to save the day this time!

Though I do wonder how he’s going to pull off a mainland Chinese accent. Sadly, for all his many talents, proficiency in Mandarin isn’t quite one of them.

In any case, Chin Han joins a cast that includes the likes of Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum and Liam Hemsworth.

Independence Day 2 is scheduled for release on June 24, 2016.

Source: Variety

How long do you think Chin Han’s character will last in Independence Day 2? Tell us!

  • His reward for spouting untranslated Chinese lines / being burned to death by the Joker in TDK!