Erik Killmonger To Star In Will Smith Sequel

Audiences will return to the desolate wasteland of I Am Legend in a highly anticipated sequel, and some exciting actors have already joined the I Am Legend 2 cast. Set in a post-apocalyptic future, I Am Legend takes place in a world where an airborne cure for cancer killed 99% of the world’s population and turned everyone else into vampiric mutants known as “Darkseekers.” Will Smith stars as Dr. Robert Neville, the last man on Earth (or so it seems), determined to use his scientific know-how to figure out a way to save humanity. Now, Smith is returning for a long-awaited sequel to I Am Legend.


I Am Legend was released way back in 2007, but the sequel is still in development. Smith’s character of Neville was killed off at the end of I Am Legend in a tragic sacrifice. However, I Am Legend 2 will follow on from the alternate ending of the first movie in which Neville survived, so Smith is returning, not only as an actor but as a producer, too. Akiva Goldsman, one of the writers of the original film, is returning to pen the script for I Am Legend 2, and it already looks like producers have begun recruited some talented stars to play the main characters.

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Will Smith As Dr. Robert Neville

Will Smith and his dog on an empty street in I Am Legend

Will Smith leads the I Am Legend 2 cast as Dr. Robert Neville, his virologist character from the first film, who will resume his experiments on the Darkseekers in the sequel. Smith has previously played other blockbuster franchise roles, like Agent J in the Men in Black series and Detective Sergeant Mike Lowrey in the Bad Boys series. Smith won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Venus and Serena Williams’ father Richard in King Richard. He received further Oscar nominations for his performances as Muhammad Ali in the biopic Ali and Chris Gardner in the uplifting drama The Pursuit of Happyness.

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Michael B. Jordan

Michael B Jordan in the boxing ring in Creed

Michael B. Jordan will appear alongside Smith in an undisclosed role in the I Am Legend 2 cast. Like Smith, Jordan is co-producing I Am Legend 2 in addition to starring in it. Jordan first rose to prominence with his powerful performance as Oscar Grant in Fruitvale Station and reunited with director Ryan Coogler to play Adonis “Donnie” Creed in Creed and sympathetic MCU villain Erik Killmonger in Black Panther. Jordan reprised his role as Donnie in Creed II and Creed III, making his directorial debut with the latter. He also played Wallace in The Wire, Vince Howard in Friday Night Lights, and the Human Torch in Fant4stic.

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