No Will Smith in "Independence Day 2"

No Will Smith in
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POSTED: Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 9:41pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 - 11:33am

Will Smith will not be part of the upcoming "Independence Day" sequel.

Director Roland Emmerich says Smith is "too expensive" and too much of a "marquee name."

the original movie in 1996 was Smith's first major blockbuster film.

"Independence Day 2" will have stiff competition when it releases on July 3rd 2015.

Other films due for release that summer include a new "Star Wars" movie from Disney, the second "Avengers" film, Pirates of the Caribbean 5 and Terminator 5.

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