I don’t think you can do a sequel to that movie without Will Smith, but at least now they have a release date! Hit the the jump for the full story!

Independence Day 2 is now in the works and hoping to get the movie done in time for a July 3, 2015 release date, the same holiday weekend that the original movie was released on. But, check this out, Will Smith will not be in the film” “Will Smith can not come back because he’s too expensive, but he’d also be too much of a marquee name,” Emmerich said. “It would be too much.” Smith’s asking price is still too high, even though After Earth had disappointing box office return. Producers said that the Independence Day sequel will be the first of a two-part story, for now titled ID Forever, Part I.” Emmerich said that about half of the characters will be new and half will be from the original. Independence Day also starred Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Vivica A. Fox, and Harry Connick, Jr. So we’ll see what old and new face’s they’ll bring!