Will Smith is laying low, but not for long. Media Take Out reviewed online reports which claim that Jada’s husband is working on one of the most epic Hollywood comebacks in history.
According to reports, Will Smith is already working on a screen return with I Am Legend 2.
The movie is being produced by Will’s production company Westbrook Studios. In it, Will reprises his role as scientist Robert Neville fighting for survival and a cure for zombies in post-apocalyptic world.
Akiva Goldsman, the screenwriter who adapted Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel for the original 2007 movie, is including Will’s character in the movie sequel.
The first movie was a HUGE hit – it made $585,410,052 at the box office, and even more on streaming services.
According to the reports, which was first seen on the UK’s Sun, no script has been completed yet, but the concept will feature Will. The insider claims that Warner Bros studio has not blacklisted Will from its movies.
A source told The Sun: “The script is being written mentioning his character and as yet Will remains attached to the project.
Will is currently laying low after storming on stage at this year’s Oscars and slapping host Chris Rock in the face over a joke he made about his wife Jada.
Smith first gained recognition as part of a hip hop duo with DJ Jazzy Jeff, with whom he released five studio albums and the US Billboard Hot 100 top 20 singles “Parents Just Don’t Understand”, “A Nightmare on My Street”, “Summertime”, “Ring My Bell”, and “Boom! Shake the Room” from 1984 to 1994. He released the solo albums Big Willie Style (1997), Willennium (1999), Born to Reign (2002), and Lost and Found (2005), which contained the US number one singles “Gettin’ Jiggy wit It” and “Wild Wild West”.
Smith achieved wider fame for his fictionalized self-portrayal on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990–1996). He subsequently starred in the action film Bad Boys (1995), its sequels Bad Boys II (2003) and Bad Boys for Life (2020), and the sci-fi comedies Men in Black (1997), Men in Black II (2002), and Men in Black 3 (2012). After starring in the thrillers Independence Day (1996) and Enemy of the State (1998), he portrayed Muhammad Ali in Ali (2001), earning his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor. He then starred in a range of commercially successful films, including I, Robot (2004), Shark Tale (2004), Hitch (2005), Hancock (2008), and Seven Pounds (2008). He received his second Academy Award nomination for The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) and commercial success for I Am Legend (2007), Suicide Squad (2016) and Aladdin (2019).