In the movie Independence Day (1996), there is a romantic subplot featuring David Levinson (played by Jeff Goldblum) and Constance Spano (played by Margaret Colin).
In the movie Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), many actors from the first movie returned, and Jeff Goldblum was one. But Margaret Colin did not return.
I'm actually interested in both the in-universe explanation and the real-world explanation. Do we know either one?
Here's what I have found:
- an interview with Jeff Goldblum where he says there is an in-universe explanation but he doesn't say what it was.
- a Wikia page that says the character was killed in a car crash during the events of the novel Independence Day: Crucible. Is that novel canon with the movie?
One of my favorite bits of dialog from Indepdence Day:
Julius Levinson: There was a lot of love there. David Levinson: Love was never our problem.