Michael B. Jordan Teases ‘I Am Legend 2’: Script Still in the Works and Looking Epic!

  • Michael B. Jordan is excited to work with Will Smith on I Am Legend 2, though the script is still being written.
  • The sequel will use the alternate ending of the original movie, where Smith’s character survives.
  • The new movie is expected to take place a few decades after the first and explore a post-apocalyptic world with more fidelity to the original book.

Alright, grab your popcorn, folks, because we have some juicy news on the much-anticipated sequel that’s basically been a decade in the works: I Am Legend 2! Yes, you heard it right. Michael B. Jordan, the man who’s taken the movie world by storm, recently spilled some beans about the film. Brace yourself, because we’re diving deep into all things I Am Legend 2, with a side of chuckles and casual chit-chat.

So here’s the scoop straight from the horse’s mouth—or in this case, Michael B. Jordan. In an interview with People (you know, for when you’re not busy reading this awesome article), he revealed that the script for I Am Legend 2 is still a work in progress. Yep, we’re not getting it tomorrow, or next week, or probably not even next year. Cue the sad trombone sound. But before you throw your hands up in despair, let’s look at what he had to say:

“We’re still working on the script and getting that up to par. It doesn’t have a release date or anything like that. I’m not sure exactly where we’re going to be filming that one, but I’m really excited to get in front of the camera with [Will Smith]. Being somebody that I’ve looked up to for a really long time, to be able to work with Will is something I’m really looking forward to. I’m really excited.”

Isn’t that the cutest bromance ever? The script, penned by Akiva Goldsman (who also co-wrote the first movie), is still in the cooker. So don’t go scheduling your post-apocalyptic movie marathons just yet.

Let’s press pause for a moment and rewind for those who need a refresher. I Am Legend, based on Richard Matheson’s novel, stars the ultimate legend himself, Will Smith. He plays a U.S. Army virologist trying to cure a virus that has basically turned humans into nocturnal creepy-crawlies. The original movie had an ending that left audiences torn on whether to sob or just throw popcorn at the screen when Smith’s character sacrifices himself. But here’s where it gets interesting: the sequel is set to follow the alternate ending—yep, the one where he doesn’t die. Plot twist!

According to Goldsman, the sequel will jump a few decades into the future. He spills some serious tea:

"I’m obsessed with The Last of Us, where we see the world just post-apocalypse but also after a 20-30-year lapse. You see how the Earth reclaims the world, and there’s something beautiful in the question of, as man steps away from being the primary tenant, what happens? That will be especially visual in New York. I don’t know if they’ll climb up the Empire State Building, but the possibilities are endless."

Now, imagine New York City as your massive urban jungle gym with some ghastly Darkseekers hiding in every nook and cranny. Fun, right? This time around, we might even see some nods to Matheson’s original novel, which toyed with the idea that humans are no longer the top dogs on Earth. And let’s be honest, that’s a pretty intriguing twist!

The man behind Independence Day and our favorite Fresh Prince, Will Smith, also had his two cents to share about co-starring with Michael B. Jordan. Let’s just say, he’s pumped! "We had a couple of weeks together about a month ago. I think it’s looking good. [We have some] really solid ideas… I think we’re going to make it on screen together. That dude is the truth, so I would love to do that."

Now, let’s take a stroll down memory lane. Remember when I Am Legend first graced our screens? Smith’s character, all alone with his loyal dog, creating an atmosphere that was both eerie and touching. Fifteen years later, just imagine the level of CGI magic they can pull off. There’s even hope that the Darkseekers will look a little less like budget-friendly CGI projects and more like the terrifying creatures they’re supposed to be.

Alright, that’s enough gushing for now. What about the juicy bits that might give us some street cred as insiders? Director Francis Lawrence is currently knee-deep in Constantine 2 and also juggling thoughts about I Am Legend 2. And if you’re into all things spooky and supernatural, this crossover of interests might just be the cherry on top.

Okay, dear reader, we’ve taken the scenic route through the exciting updates of I Am Legend 2. We laughed, we reminisced, and we got a glimpse of the bromance blooming between Michael B. Jordan and Will Smith. So, what’s next? Why not share this article with your fellow movie buffs and spark some epic nerdy conversations? Because, let’s face it, good things come to those who wait, and this sequel is shaping up to be worth the anticipation.

Feel the hype, spread the word, and let’s collectively cross our fingers for this movie to hit the theaters before we all turn into night-dwelling mutants ourselves. Share this article and get ready for some legendary movie nights ahead!

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