Will There Be An I Am Legend 2? Will Smith Says Yes

March 10, 2022 | Benjamin Carpenter

I Am Legend had a successful theatrical release in 2007 and the reputation for the film has only grown over time. With Hollywood creating a plethora of sequels, I Am Legend was a prime candidate to get a follow up. However, Will Smith has denied rumors of a 2nd installment for over a decade and seemed against the idea overall.

In a surprising turn of events, Will Smith just announced that a sequel to I Am Legend is now happening – thanks to Michael B. Jordan.



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Michael B. Jordan played a role in creating the story concept for the sequel and when Will was presented with the idea he changed his mind on the project.

“It was one of those ones I was gonna leave alone, and then I heard the idea. That might work. I think we can do that.” – Will Smith

The plot is being kept under wraps but Will Smith has stated that he will return for the sequel. Jordan will also be produce and star in the film alongside Smith. This will mark the first time Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan will share the big screen.

It’s unclear what Michael B. Jordan’s role will be or how Will Smith’s character will return but it’s said to be a “really, really cool concept.”

The I Am Legend screenwriter will be writing the sequel and there has been no announcements about a director.

I Am Legend is a movie adaptation of the 1954 novel with the same name written by Richard Matheson. Francis Lawrence directed the post-apocalyptic film which followed the sole survivor of a plague in New York City who struggles valiantly to find a cure.

The 2007 film starred Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Willow Smith, and Darrell Foster.


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