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.
— Roland Emmerich (@rolandemmerich) June 2, 2015
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.
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.
How long do you think Chin Han’s character will last in Independence Day 2? Tell us!