“I think I’m going to start moving out of that and finding more danger in my artistic choices.”
That’s what Will Smith said when asked if he was returning for Independence Day 2, or rather that’s what he said before After Earth bombed critically and financially. Now he seems to be singing a different tune.
While talking with Digital Spy director Roland Emmerich discussed the possibility of Smith returning:
“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.”
Do you want to see Smith return for Independence Day 2? Do you even care?
I always like when sequels have as much of the original cast return as possible, but I don’t know that the film even needs him.
If Smith truly wants to “find more danger” in the roles he takes, he certainly had the chance when Quentin Tarantino offered him the lead in Django Unchained.
What would you like to see Smith move onto if not Independence Day 2?
I think he’s a good actor when he wants to be and it wouldn’t be a bad idea for him to push himself a little more than he has recently.
In 1993 Smith surprised movie goers with his turn as a conman in Six Degrees of Separation. It was a wise choice for one of his first lead roles in a film and in sharp contrast to the goofball he played in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Maybe he should start doing smaller, more prestigious films in between his tent pole projects.
SOURCE: Digital Spy