Exclusive: Roland Emmerich on Independence Day: Resurgence, and why Will Smith doesn’t feature


With the long-awaited Independence Day sequel now upon us, we had the distinct pleasure to discuss the project with the man at the helm of this franchise, Roland Emmerich.

We asked the accomplished filmmaker why he decided to create this sequel, and what it is about the disaster movie sub-genre that appeals to him so greatly. He also discussed why Will Smith isn’t involved, and what that news means to the making of the feature.

Watch the video below for Emmerich’s answer on Will Smith’s lack of involvement in Independence Day: Resurgence, and the implications that came with such news.

Independence Day: Resurgence is released on June 23rd.