Will Smith will soon begin talks to reprise his role in Independence Day 2, according to the film’s director Roland Emmerich.
The actor was previously deemed “too expensive” for a return to the role of Captain Steven Hiller by Emmerich, but now the director has told Digital Spy that there is a meeting planned to talk about a return.
“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, we want to talk about it again. Anything can happen.”
Emmerich also states that he is looking to get the film released in 2015 or 2016, but admits it is more likely to be 2016. It was previously reported that there would be two sequels to the original film, but it now appears it will just be the one.