Before the infamous Oscar slap happened, it was reported that Will Smith would be returning for I Am Legend A sequel, with Michael B. Jordan set as his co-star. Unfortunately, not much was said after the initial news was revealed. However, an update has now arrived, courtesy of the film’s original director, Francis Lawrence, and the director’s honesty regarding what he knows about Smith’s long-awaited follow-up to science fiction.
Francis Lawrence was opposed to me I Am Legend A sequel in the past, given the way his movie ended. Of course, his views couldn’t stop Warner Bros. From inventing a new idea for the franchise. As of now, Lawrence himself is not actually associated with leading the sequel, which has been in development hell for some time. Although not associated with the film, he chatted with the film’s first writer, Akiva Goldsman. The famous director spoke to Comicbook.com About the status of the sequel, and fans may not be thrilled:
Unfortunately, things seem to have come off a bit for the movie. There’s a little bit of good news here, as Frances Lawrence appears to be interested in directing the film if things come together. If he were to get the gig, it would be a steady piece of the production’s creative continuity.
Still, there are a lot of questions surrounding I am a legend 2 From a narrative point of view. For example, can Will Smith’s character Robert Neville and Michael B Jordan be related in some way? Will the movie be shown before or after the events of the first installment? There is also the question of whether nocturnal mutants will continue to appear. Some might doubt whether Smith’s Neville might come back, although it is indeed possible.
One can look at it I Am LegendThe alternate ending, in which Neville survives the fateful ending explosion and reaches the survivor camp. Producers can take retrospective elements from that ending to make this a real follow up. Although if this is handled ineffectively, it can confuse some moviegoers.
While Francis Lawrence is at least considering this project, it is currently expendable with Constantine sequel. The WB production will see the return of Keanu Reeves, who will reprise the role of the beloved superhero detective. The water for elephants The director will direct the follow-up, with Akiva Goldsman writing the script.
While I Am Legend Fans are waiting to hear more about the sequel, and everyone affiliated with it and the original movie is keeping busy. Francis Lawrence was also busy with other things. Now, he is preparing to launch his fantasy adventure, Cumberlandwhich will appear on Netflix on November 18, Lawrence recently wrapped filming hunger Games spin off, Song of songbirds and snakes. Akiva Goldman, for his part, penned the anthology series crowded room, which will be available with an Apple TV + subscription. Will Smith prepares to release Releasewhich will premiere on Apple also on December 9.
Needless to say, it may take some time before things really start to take off I Am Legend sequel. One can only hope that there will be some kind of action in the movie sooner rather than later. In the meantime, the first movie can be streamed with an HBO Max subscription. You can also check out CinemaBlend’s 2022 movie schedule to see what new products will be coming out by the end of the year.