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Will Smith in Independence Day 2?

Back in June, “Independence Day 2” officially went into development. Director Roland Emmerich made it perfectly clear that Will Smith will not return to reprise his role as Captain Steven Hiller. Now, things may change. Emmerich has just scheduled a meeting with Smith about signing on to the film.

“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,” said the filmmaker.

Little details are known about the storyline and casting prospects for the film, but Emmerich confirmed that several original characters in the film appear in the script by author Dean Devlin.

In the original, Smith led the cast of Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Randy Quaid, Mary McDonnell, Brent Spiner, James Duval and Vivica A. Fox.

Expect the film’s release on July 3, 2015.

Here is what the original “Independence Day” looked like. Check out the video below.

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