Get ready to return to the desolate streets of New York City, because Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan are reuniting for the sequel to the 2007 post-apocalyptic sci-fi film, “I Am Legend.”
The exciting news was revealed by Smith himself at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He confirmed that the script for “I Am Legend 2” is in the final stages and confirmed that the sequel will be based on the alternate ending used in the DVD release of the original film.
A Twist on the Original Ending:
In the theatrical version of “I Am Legend,” Smith’s character, Robert Neville, sacrifices himself in a bid to save humanity. However, the DVD release included an alternate ending where Neville survives. This alternate ending will be the jumping-off point for the sequel, with Smith reprising his role as Neville.
Joining Forces with Michael B. Jordan:
Adding to the excitement, Michael B. Jordan will be joining the cast, though details of his character remain under wraps. The prospect of seeing Smith and Jordan share the screen has fans buzzing with anticipation.
A Reunion Years in the Making:
This collaboration marks another reunion for Smith and Jordan, who previously worked together on the “Men in Black” reboot. Their on-screen chemistry promises to be even more captivating in the gritty and desolate world of “I Am Legend.”
From Script to Screen:
While the script is nearing completion, there’s no official release date for “I Am Legend 2” yet. However, with production expected to start soon, fans can expect to see the film hit theaters sometime in 2024 or 2025.
The Legacy of “I Am Legend”:
The original “I Am Legend” was a global box office success, raking in over $585 million worldwide. It captivated audiences with its thrilling action sequences, thought-provoking themes, and Smith’s powerful performance.
A New Chapter Begins:
“I Am Legend 2” promises to be a thrilling addition to the franchise. With Smith and Jordan at the helm, an intriguing alternate ending to explore, and the original writer returning, the film has all the ingredients to be a critical and commercial success.
Beyond “I Am Legend 2”:
During his interview at the Red Sea Film Festival, Smith also hinted at another highly anticipated project: “Bad Boys 4.” He confirmed that he and co-star Martin Lawrence will be returning for the sequel, bringing back their iconic characters for a new round of action and humor.
More to Come:
With the news of “I Am Legend 2” and “Bad Boys 4” on the horizon, it’s an exciting time to be a fan of Will Smith. These sequels promise to deliver the same action-packed entertainment that has made him a global superstar.
As more details about “I Am Legend 2” emerge, be sure to stay tuned for updates. This is one sequel you won’t want to miss!