Will Smith, the renowned actor known for his iconic roles in various blockbuster films, including the 2007 post-apocalyptic thriller "I Am Legend," dropped a major bombshell regarding the highly anticipated sequel during his appearance at the prestigious Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia.
The original film, directed by Francis Lawrence, left an indelible mark on audiences worldwide with its intense storyline and memorable conclusion. In the first movie, Smith's character, Dr. Robert Neville, famously sacrificed himself, leaving fans in awe and anticipation about the potential direction of the sequel.
The speculation about a follow-up to "I Am Legend" has been circulating for quite some time, and Smith's recent revelation has ignited excitement among fans and film enthusiasts alike. Smith chose the perfect platform to share this exciting news, as the festival brought together global cinema luminaries and movie buffs, creating an ideal atmosphere for such an announcement.
Sequel's Plot Twist
During his appearance, Smith addressed the burning question on fans' minds: how would the sequel handle his character's demise in the original film? He revealed that the team has opted to follow the mythology of the DVD version of "I Am Legend," where Dr.
Robert Neville miraculously survives, a twist that aligns with the original 1950s Richard Matheson novel upon which the film is based. This decision opens up many possibilities for the sequel's storyline, leaving fans eager to see how it will unfold.
Adding to the excitement, Smith dropped another bombshell by confirming the involvement of acclaimed actor Michael B. Jordan in the project. Smith expressed his enthusiasm by stating, "Michael B. Jordan is in, and we're doing it." This casting choice has generated immense buzz, as Jordan is known for his exceptional acting skills and charisma, making him a perfect addition to the "I Am Legend" universe.
Smith also hinted at the project's progress, revealing that he was scheduled for a call with Michael B. Jordan to discuss further details. He teased that the script for the sequel had just arrived, leaving fans and industry insiders eagerly awaiting more information on what promises to be a thrilling continuation of the "I Am Legend" saga.
As fans eagerly anticipate the return of the iconic post-apocalyptic world and the revival of Dr. Robert Neville's character, the "I Am Legend" sequel promises to be a cinematic event that will captivate audiences worldwide. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting project as it develops.