Will Smith for Independence Day sequels March 31, 2010 Will Smith to shoot two Independence Day sequels??? Will Smith has reportedly agreed to star in two sequels to Independence Day. IESB report that the actorwill shoot both films back-to-back, possibly as early as 2011. CGI guru Roland Emmerich is expected to return to direct the pictures after wrapping his William Shakespeare thriller Anonymous. Emmerich previously revealed that he was eager to return to the alien invasion franchise, and wanted to do a “bigger arc” with the sequels.