The sequel to the 1996 blockbuster movie Independence Day could still be shot even if the original’s star, Will Smith, decides not to act in it.
Smith’s former co-star, Bill Pullman, has been discussing the chances of the project’s future without the former Fresh Prince of Bel Air actor. “The Will Smith part of it may be on going but I think there’s strategies for both,” noted Pullman. “I like what I have to do in both of them.”
The actor then went on to add, “I’m not in an old age home in a wheelchair being wheeled out for one more moment. It’s a very interesting conception of what happens to Whitmore between then and when it picks back up.”
Pullman did add though, “Nobody’s holding their breath because it’s been continually plagued.”
Last July the film’s writer, Dean Devlin, revealed that he had been working on ideas for a new movie with Roland Emmerich, who directed the 1996 action spectacular, for the first time in 11 years, stating, “I don’t know if it will come together, but we want it to happen.”
It is believed that the movie studio Fox, are only willing to proceed with the film once Smith has confirmed his involvement. However the actor is yet to confirm or deny whether or not he is interested in reprising his role as Captain Steve Hillier.
Would you like to see a sequel to Independence Day? What did you think of the original? Could the movie work without Will Smith’s presence?