Will Smith Planning A Big Comeback With I Am Legend Sequel After Oscar Slap Controversy?

Will Smith is in news for slapping Chris Rock on the Oscars stage (Photo Credits – Wikimedia; I’m Legend poster)

This year has been one of the toughest for Will Smith, which included equal amounts of good and bad publicity. The actor took home the first Oscar of his life for a film that was as amazing as his caliber (King Richards). He also took to the stage to slap Chris Rock for a comment he made about Jada Pinkett Smith. This sparked a controversy and the move had a huge impact on his personal and professional life. While everyone is waiting for their bounce-back moment, it looks like it is here.

If you are somehow ignorant, Chris Taking a dig at Jada’s alopecia status on the Oscars stage. This angered Smith, who went on stage and slapped Rock. This line caused the Academy to take strict action and set up an investigation. As a result, Will is banned from anything Oscar-related for a decade. The Academy, however, did not cancel his award.

Ever since Will Smith has not been in the public eye and fans have been waiting for the actor’s return. Looks like he’s got the project and it’s none other than the much-awaited and rumored sequel to his 2007 classic film I’m Legend. Read on to know everything you need to know about the same.

As We Got This Covered reports, Will Smith is set to recreate his iconic part Dr. Robert Neville in the sequel to the 2007 classic I Am Legend. There is no confirmation on this yet, but the source says that the star is planning to make a comeback in the Oscar row with this film. The source also claims that Akiva Goldsman, who first adapted the Richard Matherson novel, will return for a sequel as well.

Revealing that no script has been locked for Will Smith’s I Am Legend sequel yet, the source said, “The script is being written mentioning his character and as of now, Will will be associated with the project. The concept has just been signed by Warner Bros., but there is no indication that Will is out of the project.

The source added, “Obviously he is the producer of the film and his production company is in charge while development continues. The reality is that Will will return at some point and it will just be down to which studio will give him a chance.”

Meanwhile, the source has also revealed how the negative buzz around Will Smith is finally waning due to other controversies, including Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. Stay tuned to Koimoi for more information!

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