Smith 'Too Expensive' For 'Independence Day 2'

By JACKIE WILLIS

June 24, 2013

Looks like Will Smith won't be saving the world from an alien invasion after all. Following news that an Independence Day sequel will be hitting theaters in 2015, moviegoers might be disappointed to hear that the first film's protagonist will not be returning.

"Will Smith cannot come back because he's too expensive, but he'd also be too much of a marquee name," director Roland Emmerich told Complex magazine. "It would be too much."

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As for whether we can expect the other original stars to return for Independence Day 2, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox and Harry Connick, Jr., Emmerich revealed, "We're not doing a total reboot, we're doing something that's totally unusual. I think some aliens will be back."

Will you see Independence Day 2, hitting theaters July 3, 2015, if Smith isn't starring in the sequel? Let us know, below.



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