'Independence Day 2' Has Two Scripts in Case Will Smith Passes

October 24, 2013
Source: The Playlist

Independence Day 2

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.

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Scrap em both. We've had enough cheesy alien movies already.

Such heroic nonsense on Oct 24, 2013


More like... we had enough cheesy Emmerich movies already

Tester on Oct 25, 2013



Such heroic nonsense on Oct 25, 2013


I hope Will Smith joins up.

DAVIDPD on Oct 24, 2013


I'd love to see Will Smith return. Everyone knows the type of films Roland Emmerich makes, and I would be more than up for checking out his Independence Day sequel, and the more people they get to return from the original, the better. That being said. They should just release it in 2016, on the 20 year anniversary of the original film, and the film should take place 20 years after the events of the first. It would be a lot of fun to see 'What would 2016 be like if the world fought off an alien invasion in 1996?'

Chris Groves on Oct 24, 2013


so Will Smith took Shyamalan's "After Earth" but he might not take a somewhat-successful-director's sequel to a movie that made him the actor he is today?

Oriyan J. Ovadia on Oct 25, 2013


After Earth was Will Smith paying people to put his son in to a movie, thinking that will launch his career. When it comes to Will's own career, he is equally delusional and he thinks he is an A list actor with no equal who's mere association will rocket a movie in to blockbuster, Oscar winning territory, and will probably be demanding an absurd amount of money to be in this campy movie.

Dan Hibiki on Oct 25, 2013


'After Earf'

cobrazombie on Oct 26, 2013


Honestly let big willy go! there were other great characters.

Jimmy Love on Oct 26, 2013

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