ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Producer Dean Delvin began trending online when he posted a photo of himself and Jeff Goldblum on the set of “Independence Day 2” on Wednesday.
Devlin’s caption read, “Hanging with David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum) 20 years later is a dream come true! #independenceDay.”
While it doesn’t show much more than the pair and a blue screen, it confirms that Goldblum is back for the sequel and it’s being filmed in Albuquerque.
According to the New Mexico Film Office, the production will employ about 300 local crew members and more than 4,000 local background talent workers.
It’s been nearly two decades since the first “Independence Day” stormed into theaters and racked up $306 million in the United States and $881 million worldwide.
The first film saw Will Smith as Captain Steven Hiller as he battled aliens and included such iconic scenes as the White House being blown up.
The sequel will be missing Smith, but Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Bill Pullman and Judd Hirsch all will return. Joining them will be Liam Hemsworth and Joey King.
In the sequel, the next epic chapter delivers global catastrophe.
Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth, anticipating the invaders’ return, have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare the world’s leaders for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can hope to bring the world back from the brink
“Independence Day 2” is set for release on June 24, 2016.
Devlin posted another photo about three weeks ago when production started in early May.
See post below.