INDEPENDENCE DAY 2 Going Ahead Without Will Smith
Director Roland Emmerich has revealed that Will Smith’s character will not be making an appearance in ID4 2 for one simple reason. Find out why after the jump.
Apparently it’s all a matter of finance stated Emmerich, turns out Will Smith is now too expensive to return to the franchise that launched his career into superstardom in 1996.
"Will Smith can not come back because he's too expensive, but he'd also be too much of a marquee name," said Emmerich. "It would be too much. We have like maybe half of the people that you know would know from the first film (in the script) and the other half people who are new,"
So there you have it, Will Smith will be absent from the sequel (tentatively titled ID Forever Part I) due to hit in the US Summer of 2015. How do you feel this will impact on the much delayed followup? Sound off in the usual place!
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