Netflix Cancels the Development of Will Smith’s Bright 2

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It’s been almost a month since the latest Academy Awards ceremony, which is certainly remembered by something else, but not the awarded movies. Will Smith slapping Chris Rock after the latter made an offensive joke toward Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith is something that the whole internet is still talking about.

After millions of memes, posts, opinions, and everything else, Smith was banned by the Academy for 10 years, and Smith said he respects the Academy’s decision. Of course, the Academy banned Smith from attending Academy functions, but they can’t forbid him to stop acting. Still, there’s a question of how much work will Smith have now considering that National Geographic delayed Smith’s Nature TV Program, and Netflix canceled Bright 2, a sequel to the 2017 movie in which Smith starred alongside Joel Edgerton, Bloomberg has learned.

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Smith won the Academy Award this year for the Best Actor for the role in King Richard, a movie that tells the story of Richard Williams, father of known tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams. Smith also won Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance.

It’s still unknown what will Netflix do with Fast and Loose, another upcoming movie in which Smith is still set to star. He’s also set to return for Bad Boys 4 and I Am Legend 2. The incident at the last month’s ceremony will surely influence his career, but it’s too early to say his career is dead. Can Will Smith make a comeback? Only time will tell.

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