Will Smith Shares His Reaction To Finding Out His Character's Fate In 'Independence Day' Sequel

(AllHipHop News) Will Smith is currently generating award buzz for his performance in the film Concussion, but the seasoned actor recently took time to reflect on one of the biggest characters of his career. Back in 1996, Smith starred as Captain Steven Hiller in the blockbuster Independence Day. Unfortunately, the movie’s sequel will not feature Hiller returning.

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In an interview with Yahoo, Smith spoke about finding out Hiller was killed off in Independence Day: Resurgence. The 47-year-old rapper formerly known as The Fresh Prince revealed it will be hard for him to watch the upcoming summer release.

“I was working on Suicide Squad during that time,” said Smith about the filming of ID4 2. “[Independence Day director] Roland [Emmerich] and I had talked about it. The trailer looks really cool. I’m going to be sitting around with tears in my eyes when that one comes out… It was terrible when I found out my character died.”

For more information about what happened over the last 20 years in the Independence Day movie universe visit www.warof1996.comIndependence Day: Resurgence is scheduled for release on June 24, 2016. Concussion is currently in theaters.

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Watch the trailer for  Independence Day: Resurgence below.