I Am Legend 2 is coming! The zombie genre is again receiving all the hype after the release of The Last Of Us TV series. And it is time that the fans finally get I Am Legend 2. The original film loosely took inspiration from the 1954 Richard Matheson novel of the same name. It is the story of Will Smith’s character, Robert Neville, a scientist who was one of the lone survivors in a post-apocalyptic world. A deadly virus was turning humans into monstrous nocturnal creatures called Darkseekers. It became Robert’s mission to save mankind. He later found a cure for the manmade virus while fighting the creatures trying to kill him.
It has been almost 15 years since the post-apocalyptic film starring Will Smith was released. Being one of the top-grossing films of 2007, it made close to $77 million at the box office on the opening weekend. Thus, the stakes are higher for the sequel. After the news of I Am Legend 2 was announced, fans became curious about what will happen in the sequel. Do we have a release date and plot details for I Am Legend 2? Here is everything you must know.
Who Will Star In I Am Legend 2?
Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan are confirmed to be in the cast of I Am Legend 2. Details of other cast members who might join the duo for the apocalyptic fight are yet to be confirmed. It will be interesting to see two of the most influential people in the Hollywood industry taking charge of saving the world.
However, fans who have watched the first part may wonder how Will Smith is returning for I Am Legend 2. Well, filmmaker Akiva Goldsman has cleared the doubts for you.
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I Am Legend 2 Will Pick Up From An Alternate Ending
Yes, I Am Legend 2 will follow a different ending than most audiences are familiar with. Fans who watched the film in theatres saw Will Smith’s character sacrificing his life while protecting the potential cure for treating the virus and the other two survivors. It was a heartbreaking ending, and fans left the theatres teary-eyed.
But the alternate ending of the I Am Legend was exclusively released in DVD versions. The other end shows Smith returning the body he used to test the potential cure for the virus to the Darkseekers. He then headed back to Vermont to spread the word about the treatment. So, the storyline of I Am Legend 2 will start from there.
Goldsman also told Deadline that there would be a 20-30 years lapse in the timeline of the films. He said, “I’m obsessed with The Last of Us, where we see the world post-apocalypse and after a 20-30-year lapse. You see how the earth reclaims the world, and there’s something beautiful in the question of, as a 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 to the empire state building, but the possibilities are endless.”
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Unlike the first part, the sequel will stay more honest with the original Matheson I Am Legend storyline. Moreover, this time the creators will focus more on the characters and theme rather than solely creating a plot-driven approach.
If you plan to watch the film’s alternate ending, it is available to stream on only a few streaming platforms.
Is There A Release Date For I Am Legend 2?
I Am Legend 2 was first announced on 4th March 2022. It is too early to predict the release date of the sequel. As this is a big project, fans have a lot of expectations from it. However, one must take time to create the film. Many processes must be perfected, including filming, post-production, final touches, and more, before releasing it to a worldwide audience. So, the release date of I Am Legend 2 cannot be confirmed.
Fans are excited to see Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan working together in I Am Legend 2. The film will be epic, and we cannot wait for it to be released.