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Will Smith isn't so sure about starring in 'I Am Legend 2'
A sequel to Francis Lawrence's 2007 blockbuster "I Am Legend" has long been rumored. In fact, as recently as February there have been reports that WB is developing "I Am Legend 2" with the intention for original star Will Smith to reprise his role (somewhat difficult based on the demise of his character at the end of the first movie). Whether they fashion it as a prequel or something else, Smith may be having second thoughts.
Appearing on BBC Radio's The Chris Moyles Show, Smith admitted a script is being worked on, but said, "If it’s great, I’m into it" but in reality “Probably not.”
Smith continued, "I don’t want to be the sequel guy. I figure I’ve got about six or seven more years where I can run and jump a little bit and then I’m going butt and gut for the rest of my career. Butt and gut."
Smith also be realizing the low profit margins for "Men in Black 3" (the film may never get into the black despite over $500 million worldwide) make returning to the well a risky endeavor for his career.
He'll next appear in M. Night Shyamalan's original Sci-Fi thriller "After Earth."