The Reason There’s No Will Smith in ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

By December 14, 2015

Let me get this out of the way real quick. Independence Day: Resurgence looks extremely badass and I am a stupid idiot for thinking it was going to suck. Then again let’s be honest. So did most of us. Who could blame us? Most sequels are empty cash outs anymore and it especially seemed that way once they said “Hey there’s no Will Smith but we did sign that kid from the Hunger Games!” (No offense Liam)

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet check it out below and prepare to have a nostalgia blast of awesome July 4th America to the face. This movie looks so fun and Sci-fi action fantastic my soul can’t take it……and Jeff-effin-Goldblum.  If you are as excited as me for this movie you can check out the website for a really cool Tony Stark-esque website pretending the events of Independence Day were real. They took some real time making that thing and in the words of the great Ron Burgundy “Don’t act like your not impressed.”

Aside from cool ass Jarvis made effects they also have a time line explaining some things that have happened since the war in 1996 with those ugly aliens. I’ll put the trailer here now, so if you don’t want anything spoiled look no further.

OK spoiler ready people. The timeline over at  actually reveals the fate of Will Smith’s wise cracking badass character Col. Hiller from the first film. Here’s what it reads:

While test piloting the ESD’s [Earth Space Defense] first alien hybrid fighter, an unknown malfunction causes the untimely death of Col. Hiller. Hiller’s valor in the War of 96 made him a beloved global icon whose selfless assault against the alien mothership lead [sic] directly to the enemy’s defeat. He is survived by his wife Jasmine and son Dylan.

Say what you want about Will Smith but next to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air I’ve always thought that Col. Hiller with his stripper wife was his coolest character and to have him go down so un-ceremoniously? I don’t dig it all that much. Then I just remind myself how cool that damn trailer was and all is well again.

So there you have it. Will Smith won’t be in Independence Day 2 because he died testing some awesome alien hybrid fighters. I mean, don’t get me wrong it’s still cooler than how I’ll probably go out. (Heavy bets on “chokes on chicken wing”) My future death aside you owe it to your self to go over to WarOf1996  and pretend your Tony Stark for a while on their futuristic layout. They also divulge some cool info about some other characters as well and it’s worth checking out!

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Mike Holtz
Mike Holtz is just a guy looking for any excuse to talk movies and needs to be able to give people a legitimate reason to spend what they spend on popcorn each month. The Dad to a superhero little girl with another on the way, Mike's also written for a few cool websites and talked for a few more. Also, Mike cries like a school girl every time he watches 'Rocky.'
  • Expired

    good enough of an explanation for me.

  • David Johnson

    Good Trailer Doesn’t Mean Good Movie!!!

  • Scott King

    No Will Smith, Me no See until free on cable.