It seems that Will Smith, despite turning down the chance to star in the Independence Day sequel, Independence Day: Resurgence, it seems that star of the original movie, Will Smith is sad to hear that his character, Steven Hiller, was killed off screen between the two movies
In a recent interview Smith made it quite clear he was upset that the character he made his own in the first movie is now dead: “It was terrible when I found out my character died,” he said.
It was revealed that the character died test piloting the ESD’s first alien hybrid fighter, but “Hiller’s valor in the War of ’96 made him a beloved global icon whose selfless assault against the alien mothership lead directly to the enemy’s defeat. He is survived by his wife Jasmine and his son Dylan.”
Smith had to turn the role down because of his commitments to playing Deadpool in the Suicide Squad movie, although he admits he was on for returning if he’d been able to: “[Director] Roland [Emmerich] and I had talked about it.”
He’s prepared for an emotional time watching the sequel: “The trailer looks really cool. I’m going to be sitting around with tears in my eyes when that one comes out.”
INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE
Director: Roland Emmerich
Producers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, Harald Kloser
Cast: Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Sela Ward
We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
The invasion begins again on June 26th, 2016