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Michael B. Jordan gives update on ‘I Am Legend 2’ plans with Will Smith

Actor reveals he and Will Smith are still developing the script for their planned ‘I Am Legend’ sequel
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Michael B Jordan (Photo credit: Bang Media)

The 37-year-old actor has given a major update on plans for a sequel to Will Smith’s hit 2007 blockbuster, and it’s still “in the works” after first being announced as in development over two years ago.

“We’re still working on the script and getting that up to par,” Jordan – who is set to star in the movie with Smith – told People magazine.

“It doesn’t have a release date or anything like that. I’m not sure exactly where we’re going to be filming that one, but I’m really excited to get in front of the camera with him.

“Being somebody that I’ve looked up to for a really long time, to be able to work with Smith is something I’m really looking forward to. I’m really excited.”

In the first I Am Legend film Smith, now 55, plays scientist Robert Neville as the sole survivor in New York City, in a world where a disease turns humans into zombie-like creatures.

Francis Lawrence directed the movie, which was adapted from Richard Matheson’s 1954 novel of the same name.

Last month, Smith gave an update on the sequel and noted he and Jordan were still working together on making sure it hits the right notes.

“We had a couple of weeks together about a month ago. I think it’s looking good,” he told “Entertainment Tonight.”

“[We have some] really solid ideas … I think we’re going to make it on screen together. That dude is the truth, so I would love to do that.”

Smith is keen to make sure a sequel can “stand on its own,” which he also set as a standard for Bad Boys: Ride or Die as he returned to the franchise with Martin Lawrence.

“I told myself [what] I would never do to the fans is make a sequel just because it would be cool to have a sequel,” he added.

“This one lives up to my standards.”

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