Posted by | Ray Cornelius

What is the world? is reporting that mega-star actor Will Smith will not be reprising his role for the new Independence Day  sequel that is set for July 3, 2015. According to the film’s director, Roland Emmerich, Smith is too costly!

“Will Smith cannot come back because he’s too expensive, but he’d also be too much of a marquee name.”

As previously reported, it was still up in the air as to whether Smith or his on-screen wife Vivica A. Fox or their on-screen son, Ross Bagley would be a part of the film. Reportedly, the  sequel will be a “bit like the son’s take over.” This was confirmed by Emmerich during his recent interview with Entertainment Weekly.

”The humans knew that one day the aliens would come back […] And they know that the only way you can really travel in space is through wormholes. So for the aliens, it could take two or three weeks, but for us that’s 20 or 25 years […] It’s a changed world. It’s like parallel history. [Humans] have harnessed all this alien technology. We don’t know how to duplicate it because it’s organically-grown technology, but we know how to take an antigravity device and put it in a human airplane […] It’s still some of the same characters, but also new younger characters; it’s a little bit like the sons take over […] The first one ends on a little success, but only enough to give the humans hope. And then in the second one they free themselves again [from the aliens].”

RC will keep you posted as more news about ID2  continues to develop.

Do you think the ID2  film will live up to its hype without Will Smith as the lead star?