It’s still unknown whether or not Will Smith is planning on reprising his Independence Day role as Captain Steven Hiller in Roland Emmerich’s upcoming big screen sequel but, as Emmerich tells Indiewire today, two scripts have been made ready so that the production can proceed with or without Smith’s involvement.
“It’s looking good,” Emmerich acknowledges, however, regarding the star’s participation.
Little is known about the film’s plot or cast, especially who else might return for the sequel. Emmerich confirmed that a number of the original film’s characters appear in the script(s) by Dean Devlin and himself. The 1996 original also starred Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Randy Quaid, Mary McDonnell, Brent Spiner, James Duval and Vivica A. Fox.
Independence Day 2 is set for a release on July 3, 2015.