Netflix Cancels Bright 2 Plans After Will Smith Oscar Slap


It’s been revealed that Netflix has opted to cancel its plans for making a Bright 2 after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars.

This news comes to us via Bloomberg.

Bright 2 has been in a state of flux for some time.

However, it has been reported a few months back that the second Bright movie was supposed to go into production later this year.

Yet, with everything that went on at the Oscars, Netflix has decided to cancel its plans to make a sequel to their 2017 movie.

The film was directed by David Ayer and written by Max Landis.

It starred Smith alongside Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Édgar Ramírez, and Ike Barinholtz.

Netflix has cancelled Bright 2 plans with Will Smith

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Read more: Bright 2 Is Still In The Works At Netflix Say Writer And Director David Ayer

The film was already in some trouble after some allegations had been made against its writer, Max Landis.

Netflix then opted to remove Landis from Bright 2, and it seemed as though Ayer wasn’t going to be directing the sequel either.

Interestingly enough, Bloomberg’s Lucas Shaw, who wrote the initial report, took to Twitter to also add that “Netflix has also abandoned plans to make a sequel to Bright.”

In his tweet, he clarified that the cancellation of a Bright 2 was “unrelated to the incident”.

This isn’t the first Will Smith project to have been abandoned after the Oscars incident.

It looks like most of his upcoming projects have all been put on hold indefinitely.

What do you make of this news?

Were you looking forward to watching Bright 2 on Netflix?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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  1. kayah houston

    I’m no longer supporting smith family so, I’m not looking forward to anything that associate with smith family. Thank you.

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