Will Smith still continues to suffer from the consequences of the Oscars Slapping incident with comedian Chris Rock. In a recent report from Bloomberg, a new nature docu-series hosted by Smith from National Geographic has been delayed later until this year.
But according to the article's author Lucas Shaw, Shaw took to Twitter and clarified that "Netflix has abandoned" plans for the Bright sequel, and is "unrelated" to that Oscars Incident.
Netflix's Bright follows Daryl Ward (Will Smith) and (Joel Edgerton) as two Police officers in an alternate world where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Battling enemies and their own personal differences, they must protect a young female elf and a forgotten relic, that could destroy the world when placed in the wrong hands.
Some reports last year say that the Bright sequel script was being developed, and the sequel will bring back Smith and Edgerton again to reprise their roles. Even director David Ayer was attached to the project but dropped out at some point.
Prior to Bright 2's delay, the streamer has also announced that Smith's Fast and Loose has been also delayed by Netflix but clarified that the stalling had nothing to do with the Oscars incident but was due to director David Leitch being involved with another project.
Several stars have expressed their disappointment with Will Smith following the Oscars altercation. And Smith already issued a public statement on the actor's Instagram account. Smith wrote,
"My actions at the 94th Academy Awards presentation were shocking, painful, and inexcusable. The list of those I have hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, all those in attendance, and global audiences at home, "I betrayed the trust of the Academy. I deprived other nominees and winners of their opportunity to celebrate and be celebrated for their extraordinary work. I am heartbroken. I want to put the focus back on those who deserve attention for their achievements and allow the Academy to get back to the incredible work it does to support creativity and artistry in film."
If fans are disappointed with Bright 2's stalling, fans can catch up with an animated spin-off movie released last year, Bright: Samurai Soul.
Will Smith's Bright is still streaming on Netflix.