Earlier this year, Independence Day director Roland Emmerich revealed that Will Smith will not be back for the upcoming two-part sequel. Now, it looks like there’s hope for his return.
Speaking with Digital Spy, Emmerich says that Smith didn’t want to do the sequel at first, but now he might be interested. They currently have a meeting planned to discuss the matter, so anything can happen. There’s no word on what caused him to change his mind, but it may have something to do with the fact that Smith’s most recent movie, After Earth, is one of the biggest box office bombs of 2013. One of the other biggest bombs of the year is White House Down, which happens to have been directed by Emmerich.
Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum are already set to reprise their roles. The two-part sequel, which is currently titled ID Forever Part I and II, is expected to begin shooting soon, and land in theatres in 2015 and 2016. This means the third film will coincide with the 20th anniversary of the original.
Source: Digital Spy