Will Smith back in the frame for Independence Day 2

Roland Emmerich has been discussing forthcoming disaster sequel Independence Day 2 , and has revealed that Will Smith may be involved in proceedings after all.

Emmerich had previously asserted that the sequel would be moving forward without Smith, but confirmed to Digital Spy that the actor is in fact back in talks.

"I sometimes say no, Will Smith will not be in it because he didn't want to do it at first," says Emmerich. "Now we have a meeting planned, we want to talk about it again. Anything can happen."

Should Smith decide to reboard the franchise, he would join Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum, both of whom Emmerich has previously confirmed as being on board.

Having previously asserted his desire to "find more danger in my artistic projects", it remains to be seen whether Smith can be convinced, but if the offer is too good to refuse, don't be surprised to see him make an about turn...