EXCLUSIVE: After spending several years looking to generate a sequel or two to the 1996 Fox smash hit Independence Day, it looks like director Roland Emmerich and co-writer and producer Dean Devlin are going to have to take on those Earth-leveling aliens without Will Smith. I’m told reliably that Smith informed the studio that he won’t be joining in on a sequel that the filmmakers hope to have in theaters for July 4 weekend, 2016. That marks the 20th anniversary of the 1996 original that grossed $811 million worldwide and launched Smith on a trajectory to become the world’s most bankable movie star.
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By MIKE FLEMING JR | Friday February 7, 2014 @ 3:12pm PSTTags: 20th Century Fox, Independence Day 2, Will Smith
By THE DEADLINE TEAM | Tuesday November 12, 2013 @ 5:48pm PSTTags: Fox, Independence Day 2, Roland Emmerich