Will Smith Not Returning For Independence Day Sequels?
Actor wants too much money . . .
Just this week we reported how director Roland Emmerich said that the original cast would return for the two Independence Day sequels which will be filmed back to back.
Now comes the news that the project might go ahead without Will Smith.
Latest rumors have it that the actor wants a whopping $50 million paycheck to pay buy a bigger trailer as well as his own country for his involvement in the two sequels. Apparently Fox declined.
Meanwhile Smith and his son Jaden (who helped ruin the Day the Earth Stood Still remake) is supposed to star in director M. Night Shyamalan‘s upcoming sci-fi story One Thousand A.E. but the project’s pre-production is taking much longer as anticipated thanks to script issues.
The real “gosh!” news here is of course how Shyamalan can still have a career after the travesty that was The Last Airbender . . .
Since the plan is for Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich to hand in a script by December there is still time to write Smith’s character out of the sequels one supposes.