Johnny Rico absent from "Starship Troopers 2"?

The rumours are true. There will be a "Starship Troopers 2", but according to Casper Van Dien – via his Official Site – Johnny Rico is going to be notably absent from it. "They may do a SST 2 with Tippet set to direct. Starring Clancy Brown. Direct to Video. I talked with Ed Neumier (The Wrtiter). It is a confirmed maybe. So far I am not involved in that", says Casper.