Will Smith Not Boarding 'Independence Day 2'

Independence Day 2 director Roland Emmerich recently announced that the star of the first film, Will Smith, is too expensive and well-known to reprise his role. While the decision is questionable, Emmerich isn't the only director to make a sequel without the star of its previous film. [Image: 20th Century Fox]

Will Smith Not Welcome to Earth

Independence Day 2 director Roland Emmerich recently announced that the star of the first film, Will Smith, is too expensive and well-known to reprise his role. While the decision is questionable, Emmerich isn't the only director to make a sequel without the star of its previous film. [Image: 20th Century Fox]

'American Psycho 2'

How could they ever make a sequel to American Psycho, you ask? By having barely anything in common with the original film. The movie follows Rachel Newman (played by Mila Kunis!), a woman in college who apparently killed off Patrick Bateman and is now a full-blown serial killer. With a direct-to-video release, co-star William Shatner, and the tagline "Sex is the main weapon for bizarre killings!", really, how could you go wrong? Based on reviews, apparently, you can. [Image: Lions Gate]

'Cruel Intentions 2'

The "prequel" for Cruel Intentions is basically the same movie with different actors in the roles. (Fun Fact: Amy Adams fills the Sarah Michelle Gellar role.) What's even more surprising is that someone made a third volume for this terrible, direct-to-video release. [Image: Fox]

'Grease 2'

One of the most famous bad sequels, Grease 2 showed us that that lightning doesn't strike twice when it bombed at the box office. Also? Michelle Pfeiffer is just a "meh" singer. The only bright spot in this film was the new "Sandy" role was played by a really hot British guy. Otherwise, it's just a dollar store version of America's favorite musical. [Image: Paramount]

'Mean Girls 2'

It may have a different cast, but it still has everything you love about the original! Except the jokes. And Tina Fey. And the message about not competing with other women. Okay, forget what I said, this movie is really just another cheaply made teen comedy about the "not popular" girls versus the "popular" girls. [Image: ABC Family]