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Will Smith Confirms 'I Am Legend 2,' Michael B. Jordan To Costar

Will Smith gave an update on the sequel to I Am Legend. While in Saudi Arabia at the Red Sea International Film Festival, Smith not only confirmed that the sequel to the 2007 film is in the works but confirmed that Michael B. Jordan will be costarring with him in the film.

Will Smith - I Am Legend

In the 2007 theatrical version of I Am Legend, Smith's character dies at the end, however, the sequel will take off from the film's alternate ending where Smith's character lived. “We’re going with the mythology of the DVD version where my character lived,” he added. “I can’t tell you anymore, but Michael B. Jordan is in and we’re doing it.” Smith also revealed that the script to the sequel from the original screenwriter Akiva Goldsman came in.

Besides talking about the upcoming I Am Legend 2, Smith commented on the infamous Oscar slap incident at the 2022 Oscars stating, "What I’ve experienced in my adversities of the last couple of years is I have to be clear about: I can’t need others to applaud for me to stay focused on my mission.”

“I have always wanted to put good into the world, I have always wanted to make people smile, I have always been devoted to the process of joy and inspiration. I want you to feel good, I am here because in my deepest heart I want you to feel good,” he added.

“At the same time, I am deeply human,” Smith said. “My virtue is not yet perfected. I am in the process of perfecting my virtue. The greatest thing that has happened is I have been deeply humbled and deeply inspired to perfect my light. That’s what this next phase of my life is going to be – perfecting and shining my light as brightly as I can on as many people as I can.”

Smith also offered a philosophical response on how being in the limelight isn't all positive.

“I’ve had to be really careful; you can’t get excited when everybody is saying good things about you, because the more you take when people are saying good things about you, the more hurt you’re going to be when people are saying bad things about you,” Smith said.

Watch the alternate ending of I Am Legend below.


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