Netflix has announced that a Bright sequel is officially in the works. Stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton will be reprising their roles along with David Ayer (writer/director) and producers Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless returning.
“Set in an alternate present-day, the action thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad) follows two cops from very different backgrounds (Ward, a human played by Will Smith, and Jakoby, an orc played by Joel Edgerton) who embark on a routine patrol night that will ultimately alter the future as their world knows it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything”
Bright premiered on the streaming service December 22, 2017 and although it received varying criticism (28% approval on Rotten Tomatoes and 88% rating by audiences) it became the highest-viewed Netflix film within the first week of its release. Bright is still the highest viewed movie within 190+ countries, gaining more views internationally than domestically.
What did everyone think of this film? Looking forward to its upcoming sequel? Stay tuned for more news on this successful(?) Netflix original.