‘Independence Day 2’ Does Not Feature Will Smith

‘Independence Day 2’ Does Not Feature Will Smith

Following word this week of an official July 3, 2015 release date for 20th Century Fox’s Independence Day 2, director Roland Emmerich has dropped a few hints about what to expect from the much-anticipated sequel.

Will Smith cannot come back because he’s too expensive,” Emmerich told NY Daily News while promoting his latest, White House Down“but he’d also be too much of a marquee name. It would be too much.”

I smell a box office bomb in the making… why do they do this? WHY? If you can’t get the band back together, go make something new! Blurgh.

Well, I suppose there is this:

Pullman confirmed earlier this year that plans call for the return of his character, Thomas Whitmore, but no talent has been officially locked as of yet.

Still smells like a disaster to me. But, I think this is pretty much what we were already expecting.