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Netflix Greenlights Sequel To Its Entertaining ‘Bright’ Film

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief

Netflix has approved a sequel for its new film “Bright.”

The Hollywood Reporter reported the following:

The streaming giant has greenlighted a sequel that is expected to reunite stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, along with director David Ayer. 

Bright takes place in a fictional Los Angeles filled with fairies, elves and magic wands while acting as an allegory for real-world race relations. It follows a veteran cop (Smith) who reluctantly takes on a new partner, an Orc played by Edgerton, and has to protect a magical wand from law enforcement, criminals and an array of supernatural characters.

Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless are also returning as producers.

I don’t understand the hate toward this movie. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Was it an award-winning film? No, it wasn’t, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a fun way to kill some time.

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I’m also glad to see that Joel Edgerton and Will Smith will both be back. There’s literally no point to a sequel if those two aren’t involved.

Hopefully Lucy Fry also returns as her elf character. I thought she stole the show at many different moments in the movie, which is saying something because she didn’t exactly have a ton of dialogue.

There is no set release date for the sequel.

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