Will Smith Was Upset When He Found Out His Independence Day Character Was Officially Dead

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

Will Smith has confirmed he’s just like us regular folk, getting upset when fictional characters get the chop. In his case, however, it’s a character he’s played. The all-round cool guy who apparently doesn’t age has revealed he wasn’t best pleased when he found out that Independence Day's Colonel Steven Hiller died in 2007 while testing a 'Hybrid Fighter. That's the official reason for his absence from Independence Day: Resurgence, as explained on War of 1996.

"I was working on Suicide Squad during that time," Smith said in an interview this week. "Roland [Emmerich, director of the Independence Day films] and I had talked about it. The trailer looks really cool. I'm going to be sitting around with tears in my eyes when that one comes out. It was terrible when I found out my character died."

The sequel picks up 20 years from when the original left off, and involves the same aliens that tried to destroy earth in 1996 returning for round two. It’ll hit cinemas on 24 June. [Yahoo via Den of Geek]

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