Will Smith took part in an interview on Facebook recently to promote Collateral Beauty. A question on many fans’ minds has been the reasoning for his choice to take part in Suicide Squad over Independence Day: Resurgence. During this interview, Smith has addressed the topic:
“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.”
“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.”
This is a very fair reason to pursue new territory; Smith has already played the Independence Day role, so going off to do SS seems like a challenge he wanted to take on, and his role as Deadshot has been widely raved about by comic fans.
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