The reason why Will won't appear in Independence Day 2 (got it from his Facebook): "I wanted to make Independence Day 2. I worked very hard with Dean & Roland (the producer & director) to find what I would do in my performance that would be new, different and exciting for the fans. But, as an artist I'm in a very different place in my life. I'm 46 years old and I am impelled to push aggressively toward new places, new challenges and ideas. You will see in my next few films that I am taking HUGE artistic gambles. I am WAY out of my comfort zone. I want this period of my career to be the least Safe I've ever been. But, It broke my heart to not return with the cast.