Netflix Has Already Ordered A Sequel To BRIGHT
The world waits with baited breath for the arrival of David Ayer's Bright (the orcs-n-cops genre mash-up headed to Netflix on December 22nd), and from the sound of things, the streaming giant is feeling very confident in its chances to catch on with audiences.
A new post over at Bloomberg (as pointed out by our friends at Slashfilm) elaborates:
“Bright is the company’s first attempt at a big-budget Hollywood production, bringing together a bona fide movie star in a fantasy, buddy-cop tale that could have come from any studio playbook. Directed by David Ayer, who also made Suicide Squad, it’s a warning shot to studios and theater owners that Netflix is targeting a big chunk of the $38.6 billion global box office. To underscore the commitment, the company has already ordered a sequel with Smith signed on."
Yes, that's right: Netflix has ordered a sequel to Bright, and they've already got Will Smith onboard to come back. Intriguingly, there's no mention of Joel Edgerton here (that's him in the header image up top; he plays Smith's orc-cop partner), so I suppose we can draw our own conclusions from that.
Where do you folks stand on Bright? Y'all looking forward to it? Not so much? Are you surprised to learn a sequel's been greenlit before any of us have seen it? Sound off in the comments section below, and stay tuned for updates on Bright 2: Bright Harder as they become available.