Previously, we had reported to you that Independence Day 2 director Roland Emmerich had deigned Will Smith simply “too expensive” to return for the long-developing sequel (the original film was released to box-office busting business in 1996). And thus, audiences would have to face a sequel in aliens would return to invade Earth, but not be thwarted by a witty fighter pilot with a knack for one-liners and the ability to knock out aliens wearing protective exoskeletons with a single punch. Until now, that is…
Now, Emmerich (who also directed the original Independence Day, as well as clunkers like Godzilla, The Day After Tomorrow, and White House Down) has revealed that he will actually be holding a meeting with Smith to discuss Smith returning for Independence Day 2:
“I sometimes say no, Will Smith will not be in it because he didn’t want to do it at first. Now we have a meeting planned, we want to talk about it again. Anything can happen.”
Nothing is known about the film’s plot, beyond the fact that aliens will likely show up to ironically subjugate or destroy us right around the same time that an Earth superpower is celebrating an anniversary of its independence, and then Jeff Goldblum shows up to stammer and Bill Pullman gets everyone misty-eyed with his speeches.
What do you think of the ID42 news?
Source: Coming Soon