Will Smith Officially Out of 'Independence Day 2'? Not So Fast

Posted 5:19 PM September 5th, 2013 by Binh Ngo
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A couple months ago, director Roland Emmerich said Will Smith is not going to be in Independence Day 2 because he's too expensive and too famous, but now, it looks like the situation has changed.

Emmerich told Digital Spy (via The Playlist) that he and Smith are planning a meeting to discuss the sequel.

"It is changing every month because to put a sequel together of that magnitude is like an enormous undertaking," Emmerich said. "I sometimes say 'No, Will Smith will not be in it' because he didn't want to do it at first and now we kind of have a meeting planned where we want to talk about it again. Anything can happen, you know?"

Since Smith has said he's going to do less blockbuster and more artistic films, anything really can happen, but Independence Day is one of Smith's iconic movies, and it's hard turning down a big payday.

Fox has set the Independence Day for release on July 3, 2015, but, according to Emmerich, 2016 is more realistic. Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum are both returning to reprise their roles.

Emmerich also talked about rebooting Stargate as a trilogy in the interview. Check it out below.

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