It’s been greater than 15 years for the reason that launch of Will Smith’s movie, “I Am Legend.” And in that point, there have been loads of discussions a few sequel. Nonetheless, nothing has come to be. Effectively, till now, because it seems Warner Bros. is at present growing a brand new sequel to the unique movie, a sequel that may ignore the ending of the unique movie, truly.
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Chatting with Deadline, producer Akiva Goldsman teased quite a lot of initiatives he has on his slate. A type of initiatives is a brand new “I Am Legend” sequel movie, which can star Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan. “However wait,” you could say. “How is there a sequel starring Smith if his character dies on the finish of the primary movie?” Effectively, it seems Goldsman is able to go along with the alternate ending, which was launched on on Blu-ray, the place Smith’s character survives. Not solely does that ending work greatest for the sequel as a result of it brings again the unique star, as nicely, however it additionally extra carefully follows the occasions of the unique supply materials.
“This can begin a couple of a long time later than the primary,” Goldsman defined. “I’m obsessive about ‘The Final of Us,’ the place we see the world simply post-apocalypse but additionally after a 20-30-year lapse. You see how the earth reclaims the world, and there’s one thing lovely within the query of, as man steps away from being the first tenant, what occurs? That shall be particularly visible in New York. I don’t know in the event that they’ll climb as much as the empire state constructing, however the prospects are countless.”
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He added, “We hint again to the unique Matheson e book, and the alternate ending versus the launched ending within the unique movie. What Matheson was speaking about was that man’s time on the planet because the dominant species had come to an finish. That’s a very attention-grabbing factor we’re going to get to discover. There shall be just a little extra constancy to the unique textual content.”
After all, there’s not a lot else to say in regards to the movie at this stage of growth. Clearly, sufficient time has handed that an older Will Smith works higher due to the aforementioned “The Final of Us” vibe that Goldsman is striving to realize. The true query is whether or not or not an excessive amount of time has handed and possibly folks received’t care about an “I Am Legend” sequel.
We’ll discover out quickly sufficient, apparently.