Choosing the Alternative! The Screenwriter Revealed a Crucial Detail of Will Smith Starrer ‘I Am Legend’ Sequel

Published 02/16/2023, 6:30 AM EST

Throughout his career, the Oscar-winning actor, Will Smith, has given several blockbuster films. The 2007 film, I Am Legend, is one of them. A lot of fans believe that the movie is underrated and did not quite receive the appreciation it deserved. However, with the sequel of the film coming up, the screenwriter, Akiva Goldsman, revealed a crucial detail about it.

The first film is based on a novel of the same name by Richard Matheson and it saw the death of Smith’s character in the end. However, in I Am Legend 2, the screenwriter has decided to go ahead with an alternative ending rather than moving forward with the previous one. In an interview with Deadline, Goldsman revealed the sequel would not follow the death of Dr. Robert Neville. Instead, it would be closer to the original source, where Neville survived the encounter with the Darkseekers.

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In the original source, after surviving the outbreak, Neville left Manhattan with Anna and Ethan and started his search for the survivor’s colony. But the first movie saw a different ending because of Neville’s death. Though very few details are known about I Am Legend 2, fans are extremely excited to see their favorite film coming back.

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While the Emancipation actor and Michael B. Jordan are preparing to produce I Am Legend 2, did you know Smith is coming back with other films’ sequels as well?

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More sequels starring Will Smith are in line

After his comeback with Emancipation, the Fresh Prince announced some fan-favorite movies coming up with sequels. One of them is a romantic comedy starring Eva Mendes, Hitch. While fans can’t wait to see more of Alex ‘Hitch’ Hitchens’ story, Smith is coming back with action as well. The most loved film franchise, Bad Boys, is coming up with the fourth installment, too.

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How can we forget the Disney movie Aladdin? After becoming the real-life Genie to fulfill a little baby’s wish, Smith is coming back to fulfill his fans’ wishes in Aladdin 2 as well.

While Smith’s calender seems busy with these upcoming sequels, which one are you waiting for? Tell us in the comment box below.

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Neha Chande

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Neha Rajesh Chande is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She has pursued her master's degree with English Literature. Previously, she's been a facilitator and a lecturer of English and Communication Skills.

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