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‘I Am Legend’ Sequel Will Rely On The Alternate Ending

A planned 2007 movie "I Am Legend" sequel, Will Smith's character's ending will be turned on its head. Akiva Goldsman, a producer and screenwriter, talked to Deadline about the new movie that Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan are going to be in. He said that the sequel will take place "a few decades after the first."

Author:Camilo Wood
Reviewer:Dexter Cooke
Feb 20, 2023
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Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan will be in the "I Am Legend" sequelwhich will use the alternate ending of the first movie to bring back Will Smith, who died at the end of the first movie.
Even though I Am Legend (2007) has been out for more than 15 years, the apocalypse movie starring Will Smith has taken on a new meaning in recent years, much to the dismay of the people who wrote it. During the pandemic, it was used for a short time as a movie against vaccinations.
Some people are confused by this news because the version of I Am Legend that was shown in theaters ended with Neville blowing himself up with a grenade along with the attacking "Darkseeker" creatures to save other characters. But that ending wasn't the original one.

Fans Are Excited For The ‘I Am Legend’ Sequel

How Robert Neville Is Able To Return In I Am Legend 2 After His Death

The 2007 post-apocalyptic action-thriller "I Am Legend" left audiences on the edge of their seats, and now, a sequel is in the works. While there has been much speculation about the direction the sequel will take, recent reports suggest that the filmmakers will rely on the alternate ending of the original film.
For those unfamiliar with the film, "I Am Legend" starred Will Smith as the last surviving human in a world overrun by vampiric creatures. The film was based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson and was directed by Francis Lawrence. The movie was a commercial success, grossing over $585 million worldwide.
The original ending of the film had a darker twist that differed significantly from the book's ending. In the theatrical cut, the protagonist, Robert Neville, sacrifices himself to save his friends from the vampiric creatures, which was a departure from the book's ending where Neville realizes that he has become a legend among the creatures.
However, the alternate ending, which was included in the DVD release of the film, showed Neville discovering a cure for the virus that turned people into creatures, and his sacrifice was not in vain.
While there is no official word on the sequel's plot, reports suggest that the filmmakers will use the alternate ending as the starting point for the story. This would mean that the sequel could explore the implications of the cure and how it might impact the remaining survivors in the post-apocalyptic world.
Will Smith has expressed interest in returning to the role of Robert Neville, but it is unclear if he has officially signed on for the project. However, the prospect of a sequel has generated a lot of excitement among fans of the original film.
The film's original director, Francis Lawrence, is also rumored to be returning for the sequel. Lawrence has gone on to direct other successful films such as "The Hunger Games" franchise and "Red Sparrow."
While details about the sequel are still scarce, the prospect of revisiting the post-apocalyptic world of "I Am Legend" and seeing the alternate ending brought to life has fans eagerly anticipating what's to come. If the sequel lives up to the success of the original, it could become another blockbuster hit and cement "I Am Legend" as a beloved franchise in the post-apocalyptic genre.

Conclusion

The rumored "I Am Legend" sequel has generated a lot of buzz among fans of the original movie and "The Last of Us" alike. The prospect of Will Smith and Michael B. Jordan starring in the same film is exciting, and the inspiration from the video game adds an intriguing new layer to the plot.
While there has been no official announcement yet, if the rumors are true, the sequel could become a massive blockbuster hit and attract a new generation of fans to the franchise. We eagerly anticipate any news about the upcoming film and can't wait to see what the future holds for "I Am Legend 2."
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Camilo Wood

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Camilo Wood has over two decades of experience as a writer and journalist, specializing in finance and economics. With a degree in Economics and a background in financial research and analysis, Camilo brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his writing. Throughout his career, Camilo has contributed to numerous publications, covering a wide range of topics such as global economic trends, investment strategies, and market analysis. His articles are recognized for their insightful analysis and clear explanations, making complex financial concepts accessible to readers. Camilo's experience includes working in roles related to financial reporting, analysis, and commentary, allowing him to provide readers with accurate and trustworthy information. His dedication to journalistic integrity and commitment to delivering high-quality content make him a trusted voice in the fields of finance and journalism.
Dexter Cooke

Dexter Cooke

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Dexter Cooke is an economist, marketing strategist, and orthopedic surgeon with over 20 years of experience crafting compelling narratives that resonate worldwide. He holds a Journalism degree from Columbia University, an Economics background from Yale University, and a medical degree with a postdoctoral fellowship in orthopedic medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dexter’s insights into media, economics, and marketing shine through his prolific contributions to respected publications and advisory roles for influential organizations. As an orthopedic surgeon specializing in minimally invasive knee replacement surgery and laparoscopic procedures, Dexter prioritizes patient care above all. Outside his professional pursuits, Dexter enjoys collecting vintage watches, studying ancient civilizations, learning about astronomy, and participating in charity runs.
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