Could Will Smith be coming back for the “Independence Day” sequel after all?
At last report we’re getting two back-to-back sequels to the 1996 alien invasion feature with the first being targeted for 2015.
In previous interviews, filmmaker Roland Emmerich said that Smith would not be returning to the franchise due to him being too expensive and too big a star.
What a difference a Summer can make though. With both Smith and Emmerich coming off two of the biggest flops of the Summer – “After Earth” and “White House Down” respectively.
Out doing “White House Down” promotion in foreign markets, Emmerich now says Smith may be back in the mix. He tells Digital Spy:
“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.”
Emmerich also says that the everything with the project is still in flux right now:
“It is changing every month, because putting together a sequel of this magnitude is an enormous undertaking. I am sure we will make it, either for 2015, or 16. Right now, as it looks…Probably 16.”