Even Will Smith Seems Sick of Nostalgic SequelsBeth Elderkin12/11/16 10:15am1136EditPromoteGo to permalinkIt feels like every beloved action, comedy, or action-comedy franchise is getting rebooted with new series and sequels. Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, and, of course, Independence Day. In a way, it makes sense. As Will Smith has pointed out, we love nostalgia. But it turns out, that’s exactly why he stayed away.