Alice Braga hopes to reunite with Will Smith for ‘I Am Legend 2’
A continuation of I am Legend is currently in development and another star from the original is hoping to be a part of the follow-up film. What is currently known about the sequel is that Will Smith will be returning and will reprise the role he played in the first installment, with Michael B. Jordan serving as his co-star. Akiva Goldsman, who co-wrote the original with Mark Protosevich, is also working on the screenplay again i am legend 2.
In a new interview with collidersthe possibility of a return was raised by Alice Braga. Braga noted her excitement about the sequel and admitted she was very surprised as she wasn’t expecting it. Against this background, Braga also made it clear that she is ready for a return i am legend 2 reuniting with Smith and Goldsman if there is a place for her to return to in the sequel. As Braga explains:
“How surprised? I was super surprised and very curious. I was almost on the phone and I said, ‘May I be there, please? can i be in it please Can I be in it please?’ I’m a huge Akiva fan, I think he’s a wonderful author and he was basically the first author I got to see [work part] about to come to the US. It was my first American film, I was very excited to hear that they are going ahead with the film. I hope they do! I don’t know where they stand with that, but I hope they do.
Braga also commented on how much she has evolved as a performer since appearing in the first film and that she will be going into the sequel with a lot more experience and bringing something new to the same role this time. In any case, she’ll be hoping for a call, especially since she’s such a huge Goldsman fan.
“I hope [I get to return]! Because it was such a pleasure to work with them. And it’s also interesting because I was 23 when I did the film. It’s been so long and I’ve worked so much since then. I think I’ve evolved as an actress, as a woman and as everything else, so it would be nice to revisit this material, this team, to reunite with Akiva, a screenwriter that I admire deeply.”
I Am Legend 2 will recreate the theatrical ending of the original film
In the first film, Braga played Anna, an immunized human survivor who had traveled with a young boy, Ethan (Charlie Tahan). I am LegendThe theatrical cut ends with Smith’s character giving Anna the cure to Neville before sacrificing himself. An alternate ending seen at physical release: Neville instead abandons his research and leaves the area with Anna and Ethan after they survive. Goldsman has confirmed this i am legend 2 will be followed by the alternate ending, in which Smith will return as Neville alive in the sequel.
i am legend 2 has no release date yet.