I Am Legend 2: Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan to Star in the Sequel

The Long-Awaited Sequel: “I Am Legend 2” is in the Works

A sequel for Will Smith’s 2007 post-apocalyptic horror film “I Am Legend” is currently in the works, over a decade after its initial release.

A Deal with Warner Bros

Avika Goldsman, the writer of “I Am Legend”, announced that “I Am Legend 2” is currently in development following the signing of a multi-year contract with Warner Bros. The original film, which was based on Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel, earned $585 million globally. The story follows the character of Robert Neville, played by Smith, a virologist who survives a man-made pandemic and strives to discover a cure.

Keeping the Details Under Wraps

Limited information has been disclosed about “I Am Legend 2” as it remains under strict confidentiality. However, here is what we can confirm thus far.

Michael B. Jordan Joins the Cast

Will Smith is set to star in and produce “I Am Legend 2” alongside Michael B. Jordan, who will also produce. Smith will reprise his role as Robert Neville, while Jordan’s character remains undisclosed at this time.

Fidelity to the Original Text

The upcoming sequel will adhere to the conclusion presented in Matheson’s novel and the alternate ending featured in the original movie, where Smith’s character manages to survive. This has been confirmed by Goldsman.

A Failed Attempt for a Prequel

Director Francis Lawrence refuted rumors of a potential prequel to the successful film “I Am Legend” in 2011, stating that it was unlikely to happen. Despite the success of the original film, plans for a prequel were ultimately abandoned.

Inspired by “The Last of Us”

Avika Goldsman was motivated to write “I Am Legend 2” after drawing inspiration from the critically acclaimed post-apocalyptic video game, “The Last of Us.” The game has gained widespread popularity and will soon be adapted into an HBO series featuring Pedro Pascal in 2023.

The Return of Alicia Braga

Alicia Braga, who played a survivor of a vampire-like plague in the movie “I Am Legend” alongside Will Smith, expressed her interest in reprising her role for the sequel. Her character, Anna, survived the events of the first film. In an interview with Collider, Braga disclosed that she was unaware of the sequel’s development, but was thrilled and curious upon hearing the news. She praised the writer, Akiva, and expressed her excitement to be part of the project.

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