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Will Smith Explains Choosing Suicide Squad Over Independence Day 2

December 12, 2016 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with on Facebook (which you can watch below), Will Smith explained why he chose to do Suicide Squad over Independence Day: Resurgence. His departure from the latter resulted in his character, Capt. Steven Hiller, getting killed off between movies.

He said: “I had the two screenplays in front of me for the Independence Day 2 and for Suicide Squad. I had to choose between the two of those. Even the choice of going to Suicide Squad — nothing about the qualities of the movie — but the choice of trying to go forward versus clinging and clawing backwards. I do want to aggressively go forward and do new things and create and hopefully be able to stumble upon a new heyday.