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The fate of Will Smith revealed at Independence Day: Resurgence viral site

12.14.2015

Captain Steven Hiller is dead. May he rest in peace.

And that about sums up where Will Smith is in regards to the INDEPENDENCE DAY sequels, as revealed by the viral site WarOf1996.com which accompanied the launch of the new INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE teaser trailer.

With Will Smith opting not to return for the franchise's upcoming sequels, something needed to be done to address the character's lack of presence in the films... and apparently killing him off seemed like the best idea to the creative minds involved.

According to the viral site, Hiller, now a Colonel, was killed while testing new hybrid equipment due to an unknown malfunction. He was still very much involved with forwarding mankind's preparation for any future alien attacks, serving the United Nations' Earth Space Defense program and its director David Levinson (Jeff Goldblum).

Looks like they really closed the window on Will Smith ever changing his mind, although anything can happen in the movies if they think creatively enough.

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE descends into theaters on June 24, 2016.

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Source: WarOf1996.com

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7:36PM on 12/15/2015
After Earth was bad, but I really love this guy. And as he was one of the leads in the original, I will miss him from the sequel.
After Earth was bad, but I really love this guy. And as he was one of the leads in the original, I will miss him from the sequel.
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1:34AM on 12/15/2015

Totally coming back for ID4 part 3

So instead of brirng an explosion, it could have been a wormhole that opened in that aircraft, it would then cause the aircraft to explode after he's sucked in. Then he's transported to their home world where he's been held captive for the past twenty years. BOOM, retcon done, it's alright Hollywood you can have this one for free. So big Willy weekend hits again for July 4th when ID 4 part 3 opens up.
So instead of brirng an explosion, it could have been a wormhole that opened in that aircraft, it would then cause the aircraft to explode after he's sucked in. Then he's transported to their home world where he's been held captive for the past twenty years. BOOM, retcon done, it's alright Hollywood you can have this one for free. So big Willy weekend hits again for July 4th when ID 4 part 3 opens up.
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7:25PM on 12/14/2015

Independence Day 3 twist

he faked his death in that crash for a top secret mission. We wont find out about this until Independence day 3 (or 4 or 5 etc)
he faked his death in that crash for a top secret mission. We wont find out about this until Independence day 3 (or 4 or 5 etc)
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7:15PM on 12/14/2015
I know it's the cool thing to hate on Will Smith now, but the first time I saw him was in Independence Day, and although some of his most recent choices have been questionable, I would have liked to have seen him back in the role. I'm glad Goldblum and Pullman are back, but I'm not sure any of the new actors in the film can tap into the same charisma Smith brought to the first film.
I know it's the cool thing to hate on Will Smith now, but the first time I saw him was in Independence Day, and although some of his most recent choices have been questionable, I would have liked to have seen him back in the role. I'm glad Goldblum and Pullman are back, but I'm not sure any of the new actors in the film can tap into the same charisma Smith brought to the first film.
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10:13PM on 12/14/2015
I first saw him in Six Degrees Of Separation, and he was outstanding. Then he "became" Will Smith and stopped acting. The character in ID4 was the exact same character in MiB and Wild Wild West. He had a few cool moments, but like Johnny Depp has proven that if you merely regurgitate the same character over and over, you will eventually lose all credibility as an actor.
I first saw him in Six Degrees Of Separation, and he was outstanding. Then he "became" Will Smith and stopped acting. The character in ID4 was the exact same character in MiB and Wild Wild West. He had a few cool moments, but like Johnny Depp has proven that if you merely regurgitate the same character over and over, you will eventually lose all credibility as an actor.
7:33PM on 12/15/2015
anomaly7: I totally agree!

Des1: I agree on what you say about Johnny Depp, but Will Smith made Ali and The Persuit of Happyness after 1996, where he wasn't "Will Smith". And I like I AM LEGEND because he (for the most part of it) carries the movie on his shoulders with some greatly acted scenes.
anomaly7: I totally agree!

Des1: I agree on what you say about Johnny Depp, but Will Smith made Ali and The Persuit of Happyness after 1996, where he wasn't "Will Smith". And I like I AM LEGEND because he (for the most part of it) carries the movie on his shoulders with some greatly acted scenes.
7:00PM on 12/14/2015
I would rather have the ghost of Randy Quaid back than Will Smith's character if the reason was not enough money for Smith to come back to reprise.
I would rather have the ghost of Randy Quaid back than Will Smith's character if the reason was not enough money for Smith to come back to reprise.
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5:37PM on 12/14/2015

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5:37PM on 12/14/2015

It's awesome because they gave him a heroes' death and....

....because we know we won't have to watch Will Smith in this again.
....because we know we won't have to watch Will Smith in this again.
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