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It’s been seventeen years since aliens invaded America and were welcomed to “Earf” by the fist of Will Smith and the computer talents of Jeff Goldblum in Roland Emmerich‘s Independence Day. With a sequel, the brilliantly named sequel Independence Day 2, announced this past June you would expect the starring cast to return, but right from the start Emmerich confirmed Smith would not be coming back.

Well, it now appears that Emmerich might have convinced Smith to return. In an interview with Digital Spy, the ID director said he’s arranged a meeting with Smith about hopefully reprising his role in the sequel saying:

“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,”

He’s not lying there. Independence day ensured Will’s credit as an action star after his work in Bad Boys and it would be a bit of a shame not to see him return for the sequel. Even if he were to return in a smaller, possible cameo role towards the middle or end of Independence Day 2 it wouldn’t feel right to not have him included.

What do you think of the possible return?

Source: Coming Soon

Category: Film

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