10 Actors Who Avoided Awful Movies Due To "Scheduling Conflicts"
9. Will Smith - Independence Day: Resurgence/Suicide Squad
The ripple effects of Suicide Squad aren’t done yet, as
Smith’s commitment to the character of Deadshot made him unable to return for
Independence Day’s 2016 sequel, which was a box office disappointment as well
as a critical failure.
While Independence Day: Resurgence and Suicide Squad
both have their own slots as ‘awful movies’ on this list, it’s fair to say
Smith dodged a bullet with this one, considering his character ended up being one of the
standouts from DC’s anti-hero juggernaut.
Director Roland Emmerich originally passed Smith’s lack of
involvement off as him being "too expensive" before Smith reiterated his prior
commitments. It is believed that two scripts for the film were written due to
Emmerich’s early hopes that Smith would be able to return; one with his character of
Steven Hiller and one without.