I’ll admit — I was shocked that Will Smith didn’t reprise his role in Independence Day: Resurgence. While I was hoping for just a little bit of Capt. Steve Hiller in the sequel, it’s long been confirmed that Capt. Hiller died sometime between the two installments.
In an interview with Yahoo Movies, Will says that he was unable to do the project because he was working on Suicide Squad at the time. He also says that, he’s bummed his character died.
“I was working on Suicide Squad during that time,” he said, referring to the film’s production. “[Independence Day director] Roland [Emmerich] and I had talked about it. The trailer looks really cool. I’m going to be sitting around with tears in my eyes when that one comes out… It was terrible when I found out my character died.”
If you haven’t seen the Independence Day: Resurgence trailer, click here. It hits theaters on June 22nd but I bet it totally bombs without Will smith….watch!