After months of back and forth, wondering if Will Smith would indeed be back for Roland Emmerich's "Independence Day" sequel, we finally have our answer. The production will officially be moving forward without Smith included. Emmerich was ready to go for either situation since he even had two scripts ready to go; one with Smith's character included and one without.
Many fans will be disappointed with this news since Smith's character was a pivotal part of the story. This was one of the big-career heighteners for Smith as well, so it's kind of become iconic for his film resume. The dispute of his potential inclusion was cited over salary disagreements, that Smith was demanding too much.
While Smith may not be returning, it's been confirmed that Jeff Goldblum, who played the tech genius goofball, will be. Bill Pullman, who played the commander in chief, is also coming back.
James Vanderbilt, who penned "Amazing Spider-Man", is working on polishing the script without Smith included. Emmerich announced there will be two sequels, the first officially titled "ID Forever: Part 1". Yes, we are also hoping that title changes.
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