Independence Day 2: “Don’t hold your breath,” says Bill Pullman

Independence Day star Bill Pullman on the shedule for the sequels, and the plan for Will Smith

Independence Day 2
Independence Day 2
Bill Pullman as President Thomas J Whitmore in Independence Day

Speaking to Crave Online, original Independence Day star Bill Pullman delivered an update on the status of master of global disaster Roland Emmerich’s two sequels, Independence Day Forever – Part 1 and Independence Day Forever – Part 2, saying we’ll hear somethingWithin a year, yeah, something like that I guess.

“I worried about taking this part because it’s heating up,” Pullman added. “I thought, ‘I don’t know if I should do the comedy’ and I talked to Dean [Devlin] and Roland [Emmerich] and they said, “No, do it. We’ll work around it. If it goes, we’ll work around it.”

With Will Smith so far unconfirmed, Pullman revealed that their are contingencies in place should he not want to return to the world of the 1996 blockbuster.

“The Will Smith part of it may be ongoing, but I think there’s strategies for both. I like what I have to do in both of them. I’m not in an old age home in a wheelchair being wheeled out for one more moment. It’s a very interesting conception of what happens to Whitmore between then and when it picks back up.

“Nobody’s holding their breath because it’s been continually plagued,” he finished.

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