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New Writers Recruited For 'Independence Day 2' & Todd Phillips' 'Mule'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • June 2, 2014 4:59 PM
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As Roland Emmerich waited around to see if Will Smith would return for the "Independence Day" sequel, two scripts were prepared—one with the actor back in his role, one without. But earlier this year, it became official with the Fresh Prince really and truly deciding he didn't want to fight aliens again, at least in this movie. And so as the project continues to slowly roll forward, a new writer has been brought in.

Will Smith Finally Decides Not To Star In 'Independence Day 2'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2014 6:31 PM
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Yes, no, maybe: those are the three answers Will Smith has given to 20th Century Fox about returning for "Independence Day 2" aka "ID Forever" over the past few years. But now it seems he's made up his mind. Almost.

Roland Emmerich Says There's Two 'Independence Day 2' Scripts, One With Will Smith & One Without

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • October 24, 2013 1:01 PM
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EXCLUSIVE: While talking with director Roland Emmerich earlier today, as he does press for the forthcoming home video release of "White House Down," we had to inquire about the state of his highly anticipated "Independence Day 2." He sighed when we asked about the film, and claimed that it was, "A daily battle ... The budget, the schedules, the actors … " Still, he promised, "It's looking good." The director was more elusive, however, when we pressed him about the potential involvement of Will Smith, something that seems to fluctuate wildly every time someone asks him about it.

Roland Emmerich Says 'Independence Day' Sequels 'ID Forever' Will Have "The Sons Take Over"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 26, 2013 5:33 PM
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Oh, I guess we're still talking about this. It seems that every six months to year, talk of the forever developing "Independence Day" sequels -- yes, there are two, and at one point they were rumored to shoot back-to-back. Well, they're apparently called "ID Forever," and talking to press today about this summer's explosion-y "White House Down" (the trailer is arriving imminently), Roland Emmerich dropped some tiny morsels about the followups to his alien invasion blockbuster.

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