"Independence Day 2" is set to hit theaters in June 2016, a full 20 years after the original film debuted. And with Bill Pullman reprising his role as President Whitmore, it seemed only natural that Mae Whitman would reprise her role as his daughter Patricia.
But that's not the cast fans will be seeing next year. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Maika Monroe landed the female leading role and will reportedly play Whitmore's daughter opposite Liam Hemsworth, who will be her love interest.
This recasting has incited outrage amongst fans including Whitman's friend Anna Kendrick, who took to Twitter on Tuesday to express her dismay:
— Anna Kendrick (@AnnaKendrick47) April 28, 2015
Whether or not Whitman was offered the role remains a mystery, but judging from Kendrick's tweet, it seems pretty likely her pal was passed over for it. But keep in mind that Will Smith isn't going to be in the sequel either so, you know, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
HuffPost Entertainment has reached out to 20th Century Fox for comment.
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