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Welcome (Back) To Earth: Will Smith Might Actually Return For 'Independence Day' Sequel

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 5, 2013 1:07 PM
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"Independence Day" (1996)
Earlier this summer, "White House Down" director Roland Emmerich said that Will Smith would most likely not be back for "Independence Day 2," the big budget sequel to his beloved sci-fi flick. But what a difference a few months and a notoriously costly flop make. Now Emmerich has said that Smith might return for the sequel as the cigar-chomping pilot from the original film and not, say, his twin brother. Anyone else now keenly excited about "Independence Day 2: The Legend of Steve Hiller's Gold?"

Never Fear, Roland Emmerich Confirms Jeff Goldblum & Bill Pullman Will Return For 'Independence Day 2'

  • By Diana Drumm
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  • June 25, 2013 2:06 PM
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As Roland Emmerich has been making the press rounds for the upcoming "White House Down," the director has been creating some buzz around the upcoming "Independence Day 2," sequel to the 1996 mega-blockbuster. To the disappointment of many (though admittedly less than before "After Earth"), Emmerich revealed this past weekend, "Will Smith cannot come back because he’s too expensive, but he'd also be too much of a marquee name." This left all '90s nostalgists pondering and panting about who else will or won't sign on for "Independence Day 2."

Bill Pullman Says 'Independence Day 2' Could Possibly Happen Without Will Smith

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 9, 2013 4:16 PM
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We're nine days into 2013, so might as well put in the annual "Independence Day" sequel rumors. For the past few years, a followup to the blockbuster July 4th hit has been talked about, without anything concrete ever actually happening. Roland Emmerich has long said he would be game, but the sticking point seems to be Will Smith, who Fox apparently wants to sign off on everything before shooting begins, so that the production fiasco that accompanied "Men In Black 3" doesn't replicate here. But what if Big Willie doesn't want to do it? No problem.

'Motorcycle Diaries' & 'On The Road' Scribe Jose Rivera To Make Directorial Debut With 'Celestina'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • October 25, 2011 2:46 AM
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Project To Star Rivera's Wife Sona Tatoyan & Bill PullmanWhile the release date of the Jose Rivera-scripted, Walter Salles-helmed adaptation of "On The Road" remains up in the air, it looks like the writer is set follow in the footsteps of his counterpart revealing to O Globo that he'll soon embark on his feature-length directorial debut with the female-led road-film "Celestina."

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