If Fox wants ID4 sequels to be successful, they need to bring back at least a couple of the above-mentioned actors, a point Smith seems to understand, as he’s requested $50m to be in both films - a deal that Fox has apparently turned up its nose at.
I think it would do just fine without him. There are so many new and talented actors out today that I'm sure they can make a good sequel without him. He could do a cameo if he has time or something like that but I really don't think that he's absolutely necessary to the making of this movie.
It's been so long since the first one.
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