Tom Cruise's Impactful Role in Will Smith's 'I Am Legend' Success and a Glimpse into the Anticipated Sequel

Behind-the-scenes collaboration between Will Smith and Tom Cruise on 'I Am Legend.' Gain insights on the sequel and Michael B. Jordan's potential role.

Dec 4, 2023 - 09:11
Dec 4, 2023 - 09:11
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Tom Cruise's Impactful Role in Will Smith's 'I Am Legend' Success and a Glimpse into the Anticipated Sequel
Tom Cruise's Impactful Role in Will Smith's 'I Am Legend' Success and a Glimpse into the Anticipated Sequel

Will Smith shares insights on Tom Cruise's crucial involvement in the script of 'I Am Legend,' a 2007 sci-fi hit grossing over $500 million. The actor hints at Michael B. Jordan joining 'I Am Legend 2' at a recent event, unveiling details about the film's progression and the influence of Cruise on the first installment.

In an unexpected turn, Smith discloses Cruise's extensive contribution to the script, stating, "He did more work on 'I Am Legend' than I did." The Men in Black star sought Cruise's advice, a testament to their enduring friendship and mutual respect in Hollywood.

'I Am Legend,' set in a post-apocalyptic world, follows Will Smith's character striving to reverse the impact of a destructive virus. Cruise's input, provided in four hours of notes and changes, played a pivotal role in the film's success. The collaboration deepens as Smith hints at potential future projects with Cruise, emphasizing their fundamental understanding of each other.

The original film, adapted from Richard Matheson's novel, gained significant box office success, earning $585.4 million worldwide. Fast forward to 2023, Smith unveils plans for 'I Am Legend 2' at the Red Sea Film Festival, disclosing that the script is in its final stage. The sequel will diverge from the theatrical ending, adopting the alternate ending from the DVD release, with Smith and Michael B. Jordan co-producing.

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