Okay, so Will Smith won’t be coming back for the next two ID4 movies, but we kind of expected that, even though his career could use a boost these days. Reports had it he’d be way too expensive to bring back to ID4, but that doesn’t mean the whole cast won’t come back.
Several years back, it was announced that there would be two sequels coming for ID4, one of the biggest sci-fi flicks of the ‘90’s. But the big question remained…would Will Smith return? Finally the speculation has ended, and Smith is taking a pass.
We’re not exactly sure if this has anything to do with Star Wars finally getting an official release date, but quite a few movies have had their release dates shuffled around in the past several days. We just reported that The Fantastic Four got moved up from March 6, 2015 to June 19, 2015, and now the sequel to ID4 and the movie version of Assassin’s Creed have new release dates as well.
As long time readers of TG probably know by now, there will be two sequels to Independence Day that will be entitled ID4 Forever Parts One and Two. We also just learned that the creators of ID4, Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, will have two sets of scripts. One version of the script has Will Smith’s character, Captain Steven Hiller, and another version doesn’t.
We’ve been reporting here on TGD for some time about the sequels to ID4, which Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin hope to get up and running soon. There’s been some debate as to whether Will Smith will come back or not, or whether or not Emmerich and Devlin can afford him. (Smith wants $25 million per sequel, or $50 mil for the whole shebang.)
You would have thought that with the incredible success of Independence Day that there would have been at least one sequel by now, but there’s only recently been any serious talk of one.
There’s been talk of a sequel to Independence Day for a while. Actually two sequels, ID Forever Part I and Part II.
Regular readers know we’re big fans of Independence Day, or ID4 as it’s often called, and we’ve been following the developments of the potential sequels since they were announced last year.
Love it or hate it, 3D is probably going to stick around for a while, especially now that Life of Pi has been garnering rave reviews for significantly enhancing what’s already considered a remarkable story.
A potential sequel for the sci-fi action Independence Day (ID4) seems to be moving forward, slowly but surely.
Independence Day, or ID4 as most of us like to call it, was the big event blockbuster of 1996.
Along with billions of others, I had enormous fun watching the film when it first hit theaters.
It’s been quite a blockbuster summer so far at the movies, with ginormous hits like The Avengers, and big flops like Battleship.
Whenever you think about Will Smith’s career, a number of diverse projects will inevitably come to mind. The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Independence Day. The Men in Black series. I Am Legend.
I still think ID4 is great for what it is, a big, dumb popcorn film where you can turn off your brain and have fun for two and a half hours.
Screenwriter Dean Devlin is putting the finishing touches on the scripts for Independence Day 2 and 3, both of which are slated to begin filming early next year.
Back in the day before movies played on many screens at once, I stood in my share of long lines to see the latest blockbuster.