Smith Talks His “Independence Day” Sequel Fate

It has long been known since the film went into production that Will Smith would not be returning to the role of Captain Steven Hiller in Roland Emmerich’s “Independence Day: Resurgence” which opens this coming Summer.

However, it wasn’t until late last year that the fate of his character was revealed via a promotional viral website for the film – that Hiller died in a test piloting accident back in 2007, almost ten years before the events of the new film.

In a new interview with Yahoo whilst out promoting “Concussion,” Smith was asked about the news of his character’s death and passing on the project:

“I was working on Suicide Squad during that time. [Independence Day director] Roland [Emmerich] and I had talked about it. The trailer looks really cool. I’m going to be sitting around with tears in my eyes when that one comes out… It was terrible when I found out my character died.”

“Independence Day: Resurgence” opens in July whilst the “Suicide Squad” film opens in August.