Will Smith On Choosing ‘Suicide Squad’ Over ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

One of Will Smith’s breakout roles was in the 1996 sci-fi hit Independence Day. However, the actor was missing from 2016’s Independence Day: Resurgence, as he chose to have a role in Suicide Squad instead. Entertainment Weekly talked to Smith about the choice he made.

 “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.”

Based on the box office results of Resurgence compared to Suicide Squad, the actor is likely happy with the decision he made.

Suicide Squad is released on blu-ray on December 13.

Aric Sweeny
Aric Sweeny
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