The ‘Independence Day’ Sequel Apparently Has Two Scripts, One Starring Will Smith

There’s Still A Possiblity He’ll Return For The Lead Role

My favorite thing about the Independence Day sequel is the fact that Michael B. Jordan could possibly be taking on the lead role in the film. We’ve been hearing conflicting reports about whether or not Will Smith is in or out, but I am personally pulling for Jordan to star in the sequel to the original blockbuster. But today we have another update on the film. Apparently, two separate scripts have been written for the sequel, one with Will Smith in the lead and another without. Click inside to learn more.

Paste Magazine has the deets:

Will Smith may or may not be returning to reprise his role as Captain Steven Hiller in the upcoming Independence Day sequel, according to director Roland Emmerich.

According to The Playlist, Smith’s role in the film is still uncertain and has caused writer Jamie Vanderbilt to write two separate scripts: one with Smith and one without.

Emmerich, currently promoting the Blu-ray/DVD release for White House Down, revealed to The Playlist that trying to get the film together was “A daily battle…the budget, the schedules, the actors…” but that “It’s looking good.” Emmerich also addressed the question of whether or not the film would be broken up into two parts. “I thought about spending four years of my life on one movie and I didn’t want to turn into something from the movie. It’s a movie about aliens, I don’t want to turn into an alien.”

Supposedly actors Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum will also return for the sequel as President Whitmore and David Levinson. Independence Day 2 is set to be released July 3, 2015.

It sounds like things are definitely in a state of limbo right now, and it’s going to be interesting to see how things turn out. I’m sure lots of folks want to see Will Smith come back and do the damn thing, but I’m rooting for Jordan… with his sexy ass. LOL, no but he’s hella talented too. Hopefully, whichever way they go with casting, the sequel is as good a time as the first.


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