Will Smith: Too Expensive for “Independence Day 2”

Posted Monday June 24, 2013 11:35 AM GMT

He’s made quite a name for himself thanks to scores of successful films, but Will Smith may have priced himself outside the realm of possibility for “Independence Day 2.”

Director Roland Emmerich told press that he’d love to have the “Fresh Prince” star on board for the gig, but his salary requests are simply too high.

"Will Smith cannot come back because he's too expensive, but he'd also be too much of a marquee name. It would be too much."

Smith previously told press he’d consider making the transition from huge flicks to smaller projects if the script was right. "I've been really focused and it's been an absolute necessity that the movie be a blockbuster. But I think I'm going to start moving out of that and finding more danger in my artistic choices."

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