News broke earlier this summer stating that Will Smith, famous for his roles in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Independence Day, would not return to helm Independence Day, an “isn’t it a bit late?” sequel to the 1990s scifi action film.
Now, following the summer flop of After Earth, which Smith led with his son, it looks like the actor may be more open to the possibility of an Independence Day 2 return. The film’s director Roland Emmerich revealed in a new interview that they now have a meeting planned with Will to discuss his involvement:
“It’s changing every month. I sometimes say no, Will Smith will not be in it because he didn’t want to do it at first. Now we have a meeting planned, where we want to talk about it again. Anything can happen.”
Independence Day actors Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are both set to join the sequel.
It’s also very possible that the film will be pushed into 2016 following Fox’s reveal that they intend for the film to release on July 3rd, 2015. This could be due to ongoing cast negotiations as well as setbacks in pre-production with location scouting and screenplay writing.