Smith Rumored to Be Locked In for ‘Independence Day’ Sequels

Will SmithIESB is reporting that Will Smith is locked in for a sequel to his breakout hit Independence Day — along with a third in the series.

The plan for the films, according to the Web site, would be to shoot them back-to-back. According to sources, if all goes according to plan, the sequel(s) could shoot as early as 2011.

This would be Roland Emmerich‘s next directorial effort after his William Shakespeare thriller Anonymous and would come after whatever project Smith chooses to do next: either The City That Sailed or Men in Black III.

IESB notes that though the info comes via a reliable source, it should be filed under “Rumor” for the time being.