Will Smith Seems to Confirm ‘I Am Legend’ Sequel With Surprising Co-Star

Will Smith is reportedly set to star in an I Am Legend sequel opposite Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan.

Mith, 53, and Jordan, 35, will star and co-produce the film, according to US outlet Deadline.

In apparent confirmation of the news, Smith posted an image on his social media accounts showing a deserted city street commemorating Jordan.

Adapted from the 1954 novel of the same name by Richard Matheson, I Am Legend follows US Army virologist Robert Neville, played by Smith, as he tries to navigate and survive in a post-apocalyptic New York City.

Humanity has been largely wiped out by a virus meant to cure cancer, but Neville is immune and works to develop a cure while defending himself against mysterious creatures.

It was a box-office hit in both the UK and US, and its opening was the biggest-ever for a film at the time, released in the US in December.

Academy Award-winning screenwriter Akiva Goldsman, who adapted the original film, returns to write and produce the follow-up.

No director was reportedly chosen. The first part was directed by Francis Lawrence, who was behind the 2011 romantic drama Water For Elephants and three of the four Hunger Games films.

In February, Smith won Best Male Actor in a Leading Role at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards for playing the father of tennis aces Venus and Serena Williams in the film King Richard, marking his first SAG win in three nominations.

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He also has a Best Actor nomination at the Oscars for the role.

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