Here's Why Will Smith's Character Won't Return To Independence Day: Resurgence 4 years ago

Here's Why Will Smith's Character Won't Return To Independence Day: Resurgence

Col. Hiller definitely won't be returning to save the world.

Yesterday, we saw the first official trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence. With another Alien invasion on the way, in the sequel to the 1996 classic movie, one person was noticeably missing, Will Smith.

We wondered how Fox Movies was going to explain the fact that the main character from the first Independence Day movie was missing from this one.

They've killed him off. Not only that, it supposedly happened in an explosion back in 2007. Poor Will, they wouldn't even do that to a character on Coronation Street. They've shared the news via a new website dedicated to the movie.

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Image via http://www.warof1996.com/.

On the website, referring to his death, they say: "While test piloting the ESD's first alien hybrid fighter, an unknown malfunction causes the untimely death of Col Hiller. 

"Hiller's valour in the War of '96 made him a beloved global icon whose selfless assault against the alien mothership led directly to the enemy's defeat. He is survived by his wife Jasmine and his son Dylan."

The next installment hits the big screen in June 2016 and sees Liam Hemsworth joining the cast, along with Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman who are reprising their roles from the first movie.

Lead image via Fox Movies.