Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Brent Spiner has signed on for Independence Day 2.
The news was tweeted by Director Roland Emmerich, who said that Spiner and Joey King (The Dark Knight Rises) were joining the project.
“This just in… @JoeyKingActress and @BrentSpiner officially signed for #IndependenceDay – Welcome aboard,” said Emmerich.
Spiner played Dr. Okun in Independence Day, the Area 51 scientist who was killed during an alien autopsy scene.
When someone pointed out that fact on Twitter, Spiner said, “Ummmm, is he?”
Independence Day 2 will release next summer.