Will Smith: I am Legend Sequel in the Works, But Without Me

The MiB 3 star talks upcoming projects. 

Posted: 05/18/2012 08:00 AM EDT

Will Smith has had just about enough of fighting alien invasions.

The celebrated actor, who is making the rounds to promote Men in Black 3, reveals that while a sequel to his 2007 blockbuster I am Legend is in the works, it's not likely he'll be a part of it. 

"Producers are working on it," the actor tells BBC News. "I'm not actually working on it. If it's great, I'm into it." When asked if there was a good chance he'd reconsider, Smith confesses, "Probably not."

Part of the reason is that Smith is burned out on making sequels in general. 

"I don't want to be the sequel guy," he recently said. "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," he joked.

But Smith isn't ruling out a Men in Black 4 (or Bad Boys 3 and Hancock 2, for that matter) absolutely. He would consider the projects only if there was a "groundswell of support" from fans and if, in the case of MiB 3, "people love this one."

So Will Smith fans, you have your marching orders: go see MiB 3 when it hits theaters on May 25 if you want the star to protect us from the scum of the universe yet again!


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