Will Smith is back in show business.
The Academy Award winner is coming out of his healing hiatus to get back to doing what he does best.
He’s making a comeback to the silver screen following his now-infamous Oscars slap.
He must fancy himself a legend, because is reportedly set to produce and star in the “I Am Legend” sequel.
Will Smith Is Making A Return To Acting Following 2022 Oscars
“I Am Legend” came out in 2007 and tells the story of Robert Neville, a scientist who survives a worldwide plague that wipes out most of the world’s population and turns some into monsters.
It is up to Smith’s character, who is the sole survivor in New York City, to find a cure for the plague and bring back humanity.
According to The Sun, Smith is already working on the movie.
“The script is being written mentioning his character and as of yet, Will remains attached to the project,” an inside source told the outlet.
“The concept is still to be signed off by Warner Brothers, but there has been no indication that Will is off the project,” the source continued.
Smith Is Reportedly Working The “I Am Legend” Sequel
The sequel will reportedly be produced by Smith’s own production company, Westbrook Media, and see the actor reprise his role as Neville.
The source explained, “Obviously he is the producer of the film and his production company is in charge while the development continues. The reality is that Will will make a comeback at some point and it will be simply down to which studio will be the one to take a chance on him.”
This will mark Smith’s first big project after he slapped Chris Rock across the face at the 2022 Oscars. His actions at the award ceremony got him banned from all Academy Award-related events for the next ten years.
Despite the slap, he went on to win the Best Actor Academy Award for his portrayal of Richard Williams in “King Richard.”
The disgraced actor embarked on a healing journey after the slap saw around the world.
The Blast previously reported on the actor’s statement and healing journey following the Oscars.
Smith released a statement following his ten-year ban. “I accept and respect the Academy’s decision,” he said.
Smith Worked On Healing After The Oscars
Weeks after the Oscars, Smith was spotted out and about in India.
TMZ obtained photos of the actor smiling, waving at cameras and posing for fan photographs.
Will Smith FINALLY resurfaced after that slap … and he was all smiles halfway across the world. https://t.co/LNJ80WDjeW
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 24, 2022
Many fans on social media believed the “Fresh Prince” actor went to India for meditation and healing.
One user tweeted, “Will Smith has gone to India for a spiritual journey to heal…..after jada…he will need a long long time to heal!”
Other fans pointed out that Will Smith has traveled to India to practice Hinduism before.
One user tweeted, “Will Smith is away in India for healing and studying Hinduism. He did this 2019 as well.”
This person theorized, “Will Smith left India today. He came to India just to get an advice from his spiritual guru how he would control his anger before his anger controls him.”
Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, inadvertently addressed the Oscars slap during the premiere of “Red Table Talk” season five.
An opening title card for the fifth series of the “Red Table Talk” on Wednesday did not address the slap directly but hinted at the possibility that it might be discussed later in the season.
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“Considering all that has happened in the last few weeks, the Smith family has been focused on deep healing,” the opening title read.
“Some of the discoveries around our healing will be shared at the table when the time calls,” the statement continued. “Until then the table will continue offering itself to powerful, inspiring, and healing testimonies like that of our incredibly impressive first guest.”