Will Smith explains why he picked ‘Suicide Squad’ over ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’

During a live Facebook chat to promote his new movie, Collateral Beauty, Will Smith explained that he had two scripts in front of him a few years ago to choose from. One was for Suicide Squad and the other was for Independence Day: Resurgence, a sequel to his 1996 hit Independence Day.

“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,” Smith said. “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.”

Obviously Smith made the right choice. Despite both movies getting bad reviews, Suicide Squad had much more support from the fans and went on to make over $745 million worldwide. Independence Day: Resurgence made about half of that at just $389 million.

VIA: Entertainment Weekly