Depending on your level of Independence Day fandom or faith in Will Smith’s star power, the following news could be good or bad. Mike Flemming Jr. of Deadline.com is reporting, from a reliable source, that Will Smith will not be joining the long awaited sequel. “Smith informed the studio that he won’t be joining in on a sequel that the filmmakers hope to have in theaters for July 4 weekend, 2016”.
The sequel, ID Forever Part 1, will be released on the twentieth anniversary of the original film (July 1st, 2016). Does this mean a sequel won’t happen? Flemming doesn’t believe so. In fact he is reporting that Dean Devlin and screenwriter James Vanderbilt (Amazing Spider-Man) had two separate stories in mind, in case Smith declined the offer.
What do think Maniacs? Can an ID4 sequel survive without Will Smith’s Captain Steven Hiller? What about Bill Pullman’s President Whitmore or Jeff Goldblum’s David Levinson? Sound off below!