TV-MOVIES

Who Could
Michael B. Jordan
Play In Will
Smith's I Am
Legend 2?

By MIKE BEDARD
In March 2022, it was reported that Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan were in talks to star in a follow-up to Smith's 2007 hit “I Am Legend,” which confused some, as Smith’s Robert Neville dies in the theatrical cut of that film. Additionally, Smith’s now-infamous Oscars slap has made the sequel’s status unsure, but if production continues, fans have a lot of questions.
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The announcement doesn't mention whether the story will be a sequel, prequel, or combination of the two. If it takes place after the events of the first movie, it's possible we could see Smith return in flashbacks with Jordan appearing as a new character, or the story could be a prequel with Jordan playing a young Robert Neville, while Smith plays the older variation.
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The film could go back and forth between Neville's early days during the apocalypse and the present day, showing how his time as a United States Army virologist helped him develop the skills necessary to come up with a cure. It would offer a deeper dive into who Neville is as a character and provide more of the horror and tension that helped define the first film.
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