It’s a known fact that Will Smith will not be in Roland Emmerich‘s Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), the sequel to Independence Day (1996). Will Smith played Col. Hiller and was pursued to return to the role but he turned them down. Read below for the full details on what happened to his character in Independence Day: Resurgence.
While test piloting the ESD’s 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 directly to the enemy’s defeat. He is survived by his wife Jasmine and son Dylan.
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Synopsis: Two decades after the first Independence Day invasion, Earth is faced with a new extra-Solar threat. But will mankind's new space defenses be enough?
Directors: Roland Emmerich
Genres: Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Writers: Nicolas Wright, James A. Woods, Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, James Vanderbilt
Producers: Dean Devlin, Roland Emmerich, Ute Emmerich, Volker Engel, Larry J. Franco, Harald Kloser, Carsten H.W. Lorenz, Marco Shepherd
Musicians: Harald Kloser, Thomas Wanker
Editors: Adam Wolfe
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