Netflix’s Bright was touted as the streaming services first big film release. The film saw superstars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton join forces along with Suicide Squad director David Ayer to bring a fantasy-infused modern Los Angeles to life. Before its initial release in December, a sequel to the film was ordered by the streaming service, something that has been officially announced today.
The official announcement was made via the films official Twitter page. A humorous video was released showing what’s meant to be “auditions” for a part as an Orc in the sequel. You can check it out below:
Immediately following the announcement, additional information came to light via The Hollywood Reporter. They announced that Smith and Edgerton would likely both return to reprise their roles, with Ayer also returning to direct.
It was also reported that high profile writer Max Landis, who sold the script for Bright to Netflix for somewhere between $3 and $4 million, would not return to pen the sequel. David Ayer will take over writing duties from Landis, something he has had experience with. He wrote both Fury and End of Watch.
Landis has kept quiet regarding his thoughts on the film following its release. Only making one comment about one of Will Smith’s pieces of dialogue in the film:
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Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been co-existing since the beginning of time. Bright is genre-bending action movie that follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward (Will Smith) and Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine patrol night and encounter a darkness that will ultimately alter the future and their world as they know it.
Bright is currently streaming on Netflix