It’s been over a year since it was announced that I Am Legend 2 was being made. Since then, there haven’t been many updates, so fans are asking if the movie has been canceled or if it will come out in 2023 or 2024. Here’s what we know about the sequel to I Am Legend, which many call Chapter 2 or Part 2.
Will There Be I Am Legend 2?
I Am Legend 2 is still going to happen. Earlier this year, in 2023, director Akiva Goldsman said that Warner Bros. would still make the second.
Goldsman told Deadline what fans can expect from the second, saying that it will “start a few decades after the first” and be “a little more faithful to the original text.” He is, of course, talking about Richard Matheson’s original book, which the movies are based on.
Goldsman also said that he was “obsessed with The Last of Us,” which shows the world not only after the end of the world but also after 20–30 years have passed. When I Am Legend 2 comes out in theaters, it will be interesting to see if the impact of that video game series turned HBO show is clear.
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I Am Legend 2 Release Date
Mid to late 2024 is projected as the release window for this film. Fans will likely have to wait at least a year or two before returning to I Am Legend, as the sequel wasn’t confirmed until 2022.
Many people think the project was put on hold because Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars in 2022, which made for some funny memes that went viral online. Smith is going to play Robert Neville again. He will also co-produce the movie with Michael B. Jordan, who will also be in it in a part that hasn’t been revealed yet.
I Am Legend Ending Explained
There is a different ending to the 2007 movie “I Am Legend” that is very different from the one shown in theaters. This ending has been talked about a lot by both fans and reviewers. The alternative end, which is closer to the spirit of Richard Matheson’s book, shows a different side of the Hemocytes, the infected beings.
Instead of being just dumb freaks, the Hemocytes are shown to be intelligent and capable of being social organisms. In this ending, the Alpha Male of the Hemocytes warns Dr. Neville to bring back the Alpha Female. This shows that the Alpha Male cares about other people.
The main character, Dr. Robert Neville, also has a different ending in the alternative end. He gives up his life after finding the cure, but he saves humanity by giving it to Anna, another survivor. This ending is much closer to how the book ends, where Neville sees that the undead vampires are just the next step in evolution and wants to kill him because he has killed so many of them.
Neville lives in the book but dies as a hero after finding a cure for the virus in the original theatrical cut, while the Hemocytes stay dumb, violent zombies. The original ending was the same as the alternate ending, but it was changed because a test crowd didn’t like it. In this ending, a Darkseeker uses his blood to make a butterfly instead of the cracks in the glass door. When Robert looks at the Darkseeker’s neck, he sees a butterfly tattoo.
Overall, the alternate ending of “I Am Legend” differs greatly from the one shown in theaters. It gives a different view of the Hemocytes and is more accurate to Matheson’s book. Fans of both the movie and the book agree that the alternative finish is a better way to end the story.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is I Am Legend 2 coming out?
Will I Am Legend 2 come out in 2023 or has it been canceled? Earlier this year, director Akiva Goldsman revealed that Warner Bros. is still making the sequel. So, I Am Legend 2 has not been canceled.
When was I Am Legend 2 released?
I am Legend 2 is expected to come out at the end of 2024 or the beginning of 2025. These times are not set in stone, but one thing is certain: the movie is now being made.
Is Will Smith coming back with I Am Legend 2?
Will Smith’s character, Robert Neville, will be back in I Am Legend 2 because he lived in a different ending of the first movie, but this is still a problem. The long-awaited follow-up to the 2007 movie I Am Legend is supposed to be more like the book by Richard Matheson.