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There is a gay character in Independence Day 2: Director Rolan Emmerich

Director Roland Emmerich says Will Smith will not be a part of <i>Independence 2</i> as he's too expensive.

German filmmaker Roland Emmerich has confirmed returning to the sequel of Independence Day,tentatively titled ID Forever Part 1.

Emmerich,who has made films such as The Day After Tomorrow and 2012,reveals that there will be a special character appearing on the follow-up to the 1996 flick,reported Aceshowbiz.

“Actually in the next Independence Day,there is a gay character,” says Emmerich,who is known as an outspoken gay rights activist and openly gay himself. Refusing to give further details of the character,the 57-year-old director later confirms that Bill Pullman is indeed back to the second film as Thomas J Whitmore.

While Pullman is confirmed to return to the sequel,Will Smith apparently won’t be up for it. “Will Smith cannot come back because he’s too expensive,but he’d also be too much of a marquee name,” Emmerich said.

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The White House Down filmmaker revealed that he got “like maybe half of the people that you would know from the first film and the other half people who are new” in the script that is currently being polished by James Vanderbilt.

Twentieth Century Fox has already set Independence Day 2 to be released nationwide on July 3,2015.

First published on: 26-06-2013 at 14:54 IST
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