Will Smith Unlikely to appear in ‘Indepedence Day’ Sequels
Published by Joseph in: Film -- Date: 1 Apr 2013 Comments: 0
Roland Emmerich Tells EW “I don’t want to have Will. He’s too big for a movie like this. It would be a Will Smith movie…it’s Independence Day. And Independence Day was always not about one person. It was always a group thing. And [Will] is too big a star.”
Emmerich’s movies tend to have a lot of characters facing different trials that are somehow linked to one another as they try to escape from large scale disasters. It would be an interesting move for Will Smith, who has not made any statements about his involvement in the films or if he has any desire. Emmerich has said that one of the main characters of the film will be the step-son of Will Smiths character Hiller.
I would love to see Smith make an appearance in the film, as small as that appearance may be. For the film to feel like it really fits with the predecessors I think we need a little bit of Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum. What do you think?