I am Legend 2 release date will be in late 2024 or early 2025. Development on the film, which is a sequel to 2007’s I am Legend, started in 2022 after the sequel was confirmed on March 4, 2022, and is expected to be completed within the timeline above. This will be close to 2 decades after the release of the first installment, which was a blockbuster.
I am Legend was set in a post-apocalyptic world with only a few human survivors and dangerous mutants known as Darkseekers, who are averse to sunshine. A scientist named Robert Neville tries to find a cure to turn the mutants back into human beings, but the road to achieving this isn’t easy. The movie received some negative reviews but did quite well at the box office, grossing $585.4 million on a budget of $150 million. There have always been talks of a second film, and this is finally becoming a reality.
When is I am Legend 2 Release Date or Is It Canceled?
I am Legend 2 will likely be released in late 2024 or early 2025. These dates are not confirmed, but one thing that is for sure is that the film is now in development. This was announced in March 2022, and it will reasonably take the producers, the director, and the production company a couple of years to move it from set to the theaters.
They will, however, not waste so much time but would want to put out the finished product while the interest of fans is still piqued. I am Legend 2 will likely be released nearly two decades after the first film, and this is quite a long gap. It has, however, been suggested that this is good as the movie is arriving at a time that fans can pay close attention to it.
From 2011 to 2022, the post-apocalyptic TV series, The Walking Dead held sway on the small screens. It has been suggested that it would have been difficult to generate much excitement about I am Legend 2, which is also about the same thing.
Is Will Smith Going to be in I am Legend 2?
Will Smith is going to be in I am Legend 2 and will reprise his lead role of Robert Neville, a scientist who experiments to find a cure to turn the Darkseekers back into human beings.
Smith was instrumental to the success of the first I am Legend movie, and as such, every discussion about a sequel has always placed him front and center.
They were fears that he would be unwilling to star in a second I am Legend movie as he is not a big fan of sequels, but the producers of the movie have confirmed that he will feature in it. There have also been fears that Will Smith’s participation in I am Legend 2 has been jeopardized by the debacle that played out at the 2022 Oscars ceremony when he slapped the host, Chris Rock, on stage.
The whole thing was quite shocking and led to him losing sponsorship deals. He was also punished by the academy. However, the controversy has not affected his appearance in I am Legend 2.
Who Else Will Be in I am Legend 2?
Another famous star that is going to be in I am Legend 2 is Michael B. Jordan. The American actor is one of the most famous movie stars in contemporary Hollywood and has starred in blockbusters such as Black Panther and Creed. He has also won many awards.
The revelation that Michael B. Jordan will be in I am Legend 2 is one that has whetted the appetites of expectant fans. It is confirmed that he will have a leading role, but it, however, remains to be seen what role he will play. Will he be somehow related to Smith’s Robert Neville character, or would he be his own man entirely? Only time will tell.
What Happened in I am Legend Ending?
Will Smith died at the theatrical ending of I am Legend but survived in the alternate ending of the movie. The theatrical ending of I am Legend sees Robert Neville, as well as two human survivors, Anna and Ethan, locked in a building while the dangerous mutants try to ram through the doors and kill them
Neville discovers that his cure is working on the female mutant he kidnapped. He, therefore, gives the cure to Anna and Ethan and then heads out the door to confront the mutants. He uses a grenade to wipe out the lead mutant and his army.
Anna and Ethan, therefore, safely make it to a location where a sanctuary for humans has been established and hand the cure to Military authorities. This effectively establishes Robert Neville as the hero who gives his life to save humanity.
Was There an Alternate Ending?
Things are radically different in the alternate ending of I am Legend contained in the DVD version of the movie put out in 2008. In the alternate ending of I am Legend, it is revealed that the mutants have only been hunting Neville because he kidnapped the female mate of their leader. The mutants are portrayed as non-dangerous beings who only want the female back.
Neville hands the female back to the mutants, and they leave him alone. He, Anna, and Ethan consequently travel to the human sanctuary as he realizes that it was wrong of him to kill many mutants in the name of experimenting on a cure.
The alternate ending of I am Legend is more consistent with the book upon which the film is based (1954’s I am Legend written by Richard Matheson). This alternate ending was supposed to be the authentic ending but test audiences who first saw the film disliked it. This made the producers change it entirely.
Over the years, many movie industry experts have criticized the theatrical ending of I am Legend and stated that the alternate ending is more intelligent and philosophical rather the cheap emotional theatrical ending.
Even the film director has agreed with such assertions and stated that they only change it because the alternate ending challenged the film’s portrayal of Neville as a hero/protagonist. It has since been revealed that I am Legend 2 will work with the alternate ending of the first film and resume some decades after it.
Is the Dog From I am Legend Going to be in I am Legend 2?
The dog from I am Legend is not going to be in I am Legend 2. The dog from I am Legend is named Sam, and she is Neville’s trusted companion. She helps keep him sane when he has no one to talk to. She equally comes along with him in his hunt for supplies as well as mutants, and they make a great team.
However, during one encounter with dark seekers, Sam is bitten, and as she slowly morphs into a dark seeker herself. Neville has no choice but to kill her so that she doesn’t become a monster.
Where to Watch I am Legend
You can watch I am Legend on streaming platforms such as HBO Max and Netflix. You can also buy or rent it on platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, YouTube, Google Play Movies, Microsoft Store, Vudu, Redbox, DIRECTV, AMC On Demand, and Spectrum on Demand.
The Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown have led to increased interest in post-apocalyptic films such as I am Legend, as they suddenly seem quite realistic. This has made many platforms negotiate to bring it to their site.