Fifteen years after the first part, I am a legend 2 materializes at Warner Bros., tells us Deadline. Will Smith will reprise his role as a scientist and will be joined by Black Panther star Michael B. Jordan. The two actors will hold the top of the bill and also produce this sequel together. They both confirmed the information on Instagram: If the scenario is still confidential, we know that Francis Lawrence, who had directed the first opus, will not return for this second part. On the other hand, it is Akiva Goldsman, the screenwriter of the first film, adapted for the third time from the novel by SF author Richard Matheson published in 1955, who will write this sequel. In 2007, Will Smith was trying to survive alone with his dog in the deserted streets of a New York hit by an incurable virus. During the day, he tried to communicate with potential survivors. At night, he fought against mutants, infected by this modern plague. The film’s ending left little room for a return of Will Smith as Robert Neville, but there is a more open alternate ending that would justify a return of the hero. The first installment of I Am Legend amassed nearly 600 million at the worldwide box office. By bringing together the two Hollywood stars, who together weigh 12 billion at the box office, as Deadline has counted, Warner certainly hopes to do better.