A Bright Sequel With Will Smith Is Being Worked On By Netflix

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in Entertainment, Film, Netflix
Published 07.05.20

A Bright sequel is being worked on by Netflix, which will again star Will Smith and Joel Edgerton.

A lot is going on in the world right now with pandemics, murder hornets and a billionaire and a goth singer having a baby whose name could only be read by Alan Turing.

With that, it’s comforting to know that Hollywood remains consistent in its desire to throw money at star power and very underwhelming stories that no-one really likes but inexplicably still make money… such as a Bright sequel.

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Deadline reports that Will Smith will reprise his role alongside Joel Edgerton in the film series that sees them fight magical crime and one of them’s an orc.

Potentially the good news from all of this is that David Ayer – who is a bad director – is too busy with Dirty Dozen to return to film the sequel to the film he made, so Netflix are weirdly after Louis Leterrier, who doesn’t have any good films to his name except for The Incredible Hulk, which I maintain is actually quite a decent entrance into the MCU, albeit one with Edward Norton.

Talks are apparently underway with the director and Netflix, with an insider saying the followup will “pick up the travails of the odd partnership but sets it on an international stage”. Just what everyone wanted, eh? Taking things international.

Worked for Men in Black didn’t it..?

Earlier this year, Ayer, who will still produce, revealed the movie coming.

Speaking to comicbook.com, he said:

Still in development. We’re working on it so hopefully we’ll be able to mount that up soon.

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It’s a great opportunity for all of us to explore the world more. I think people felt like there was a lot of doorways to explore. People were like, ‘Tell us about the dragon. Tell us about this, the history’. So it’s a very rich world and I think we’re going to drill down some more“.

If you’re unfamiliar with Bright, it’s the most allegory-heavy film ever made. It basically equates black people to orcs, white people to super-rich elves, and also white people to actual humans, including actual black humans. It’s very confusing and ham-fisted and it does everything badly.

Looking forward to this sequel…

Images via Netflix

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