'Independence Day 2' Has Two Scripts in Case Will Smith Passes
There has been a lot of buzz about Independence Day 2 lately. Michael B. Jordan has been rumored for a major role, and director Roland Emmerich has said the film may not arrive until 2016, but there's a chance the original film's star Will Smith might still board the project. As we wait to hear what happens, we have some interesting news about the development of the film. Since Smith's involvement is so up in the air, Emmerich says there are two different versions of the script: one that features Smith's character and one that does not. And both scripts, we assume each penned by James Vanderbilt, are completed and waiting.
It seems like some extra work that might not prove to be necessary, but better safe than sorry. If anything, this new from The Playlist confirms that the film will likely be out sometime in the next two to three years, otherwise, they wouldn't have a script ready just in case and would write a new one if Smith turned them down. Hopefully some decisions are made soon. One thing that seems certain is that Independence Day 2 will not hit a release in 2015, especially since Paramount Pictures has moved their Terminator franchise reboot to July 1st, 2015, two days before the Fox alien sequel was supposed to arrive. Stay tuned.