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Will Smith Is Really Sad His "Independence Day" Character Died

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Perhaps you remember a little 1996 film known as Independence Day.

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It had a great cast of characters fighting for the fate of Earth. Bill Pullman played the great President Whitmore, patriot and pilot...

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...Jeff Goldblum played computer wiz and rocker of the '90s man necklace, David Levinson....

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...and, of course, Will Smith played Captain Steven Hiller, action hero, holder of all our teenage hearts, and unofficial Earth welcome committee.

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Well, in the first trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence, we saw the return of President Whitmore...

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...and look, there's David Levinson (no necklace, tragically)...

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...and even Liam Hemsworth is hanging out...

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...BUT NO CAPTAIN STEVEN HILLER. BECAUSE HE DIED IN 2007.

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Obviously we're all very sad about this, but you know who's even sadder? Will Smith.

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"I’m going to be sitting around with tears in my eyes when that one comes out… It was terrible when I found out my character died," Smith told Yahoo! Movies.

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He was working on Suicide Squad during production for Resurgence, and had spoken to Independence Day director Roland Emmerich about his character.

"The trailer looks really cool," Smith said, *tears glistening in his eyes.

*probably.
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*probably.

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