[They were] 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.Though it's still possible (and, in my opinion, preferable) to do the sequel without Smith reprising his role as Captain Hiller. While he was great for the first film, maybe Emmerich should consider exploring the world using other people (maybe one of the other camps of refugees)?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Will Smith Makes A Decision Regarding ID4 Sequel
Deadline is telling us that Roland Emmerich and company will have to proceed without Smith, who has decided to pass on the sequel.