The blockbuster film that won the hearts of moviegoers everywhere is coming back, and it better not disappoint. This post-apocalyptic thriller starring Will Smith had audiences on the edge of their seats with its compelling plot, stunning graphics, and stellar acting.
Chapter 2 of the critically acclaimed “I Am Legend” series has finally been released. Fans can’t wait for the sequel to find out what thrilling new challenges and adventures await Robert Neville (Will Smith) in the film.
|Film Title||I Am Legend|
|Genre||Post-apocalyptic, action, thriller|
|Release Year||Not announced|
|Screenplay||Akiva Goldsman and Mark Protosevich|
|Based on||Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel “I Am Legend”|
|Cast||Will Smith as Robert Neville|
|Delay Reason||No reason given|
|Production Company||Warner Bros.|
|Producer||Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan|
|Renewal Status||Not canceled|
|Expected Plot||Takes place a few decades later than the first film with a bit more adherence to the original text of the novel. Neville fights off the mutants of the night as he searches for a cure.|
What is ‘I Am Legend Chapter 2’ All About?
The American post-apocalyptic action thriller film I Am Legend was released in 2007 and is based on Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel of the same name. Will Smith plays Robert Neville, a virologist in the United States Army, in this film directed by Francis Lawrence and based on a screenplay by Akiva Goldsman and Mark Protosevich.
The story takes place in New York City after a virus developed to treat cancer has wiped out most of humanity, leaving only Neville and a few mutants of the night. Neville is protected from the virus and fights off the hostile mutants as he searches for a cure. It follows The Last Man on Earth (1964) and The Omega Man (1971) as the third film version of Matheson’s novel.
I Am Legend Chapter 2: Canceled or Renewal Status
No, the second installment of I am Legend has not been canceled. Director Akiva Goldsman announced earlier this year (2023) that production on the sequel was still scheduled to begin at Warner Bros.
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According to Deadline, Goldsman let fans in on what they can anticipate from the sequel, saying that it will “start a few decades later than the first” and offer “a bit more adherence to the original text.” He is, of course, referring to Richard Matheson’s novel from which the films were adapted.
In addition, Goldsman stated that he had been “obsessed with The Last of Us, where we see the world, not just post-apocalyptic but also after a 20-30 year lag.” When I Am Legend 2 finally hits theaters, it will be interesting to see how much of an impact the video game franchise turned HBO series had on the film.
I Am Legend Chapter 2 Release Date
At this time, there is no set release date for I Am Legend 2. Even though a sequel is in the works, there has been no word that production has begun.
Memes about Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards have been so popular that many people assume the delay is a direct result of that incident. Smith will be back in his role as Robert Neville, and he’ll also be co-producing the film with Michael B. Jordan, who’ll be in it as well, though in some unspecified capacity.
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I Am Legend Chapter 2 Cast
Will Smith reportedly said “no” to several sequel proposals for “I Am Legend” before Michael B. Jordan approached him about doing so. Jordan, who was instrumental in the success of movies like Black Panther and Creed, will also act in the film alongside Smith.
The original film’s screenwriter, Akiva Goldsmith, will return for the sequel. One of the producers claims that Jordan’s concept for the sequel film is “unbelievably cool,” so much so that they had to bring this universe back to the big screen.
In light of the finality with which the original film concluded, these developments take on added significance. Smith’s Neville dies in a grenade explosion so that his mother and daughter can get to the final human colony and provide the cure he developed. I wonder what Jordon said to convince Will Smith to bring this story back.
In conclusion, Will Smith will be returning to his role as Robert Neville in the upcoming sequel to the post-apocalyptic thriller “I Am Legend,” which also stars Michael B. Jordan. The sequel will apparently take place a few decades after the events of the first film and will be more faithful to the original novel by Richard Matheson.
There has been talking of a delay because of a popular meme involving Will Smith, but the film’s release date has not been confirmed. Many people are looking forward to “I Am Legend 2” to find out what exciting new experiences await Neville.
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