Here's Why Will Smith Isn't In Independence Day: Resurgence

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The first trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence made its debut yesterday, and many people were wondering where was Will Smith.

It was announced back in January that Will Smith's character, Capt. Steve Hiller, will not be returning to the series, but without an explanation.

Since the trailer aired, the website Warof1996.com has been discovered and it gives some insight on what happened to Capt. Hiller after the first Independence Day. According to the site, Hiller was promoted to Colonel but died in 2007 after testing the first alien hybrid fighter.

Though Colonel Hiller will be absent, it appears (based on the trailer) that his son Dylan, played by Jessie Usher, will follow in his father's footsteps and join the battle as a pilot.

In case you missed it, you can watch the trailer above.