Netflix Announces ‘Bright’ Sequel
Although the film Bright was called one of the worst movies of 2017, Netflix has ignored the critics. Recently, Netflix announced that a sequel to the film is upcoming. Although the film was one that critics loved to hate, audiences didn’t agree and responded well to the film.
The two stars of the film, Will Smith, and Joe Edgerton are anticipated to return for the sequel. The director of Bright, David Ayer, will also be involved and play a double role as both a director and writer.
Bright made for an interesting film and audiences are eager to see what a new film will bring. This gritty cop movie takes an unexpected twist as one of the LAPD’s recruits is an Orc. The film has no problem borrowing elements such as mythological creatures from fantasy films and putting them into a cop drama environment. Using these creatures to make statements about race was an interesting vision which played out for some viewers more than others.
For those unfamiliar with the film’s unique concept, Smith and Edgerton play two LAPD police officers, with Edgerton being an orc, in a universe where different types of creatures live in the same world as humans. The film was seen as being a little crazy or unusual by critics, and it’s certainly not a run-of-the-mill action or drama film. However, audiences were intrigued and Netflix showed that over 11 million people had watched the film in the first three days of its release.
Will Smith and Joel Edgerton make for an excellent team of actors and help to sell a plot that’s more than a little far-fetched. Their return to the sequel will put the film in good hands. It’s anticipated that audiences will also be loyal to the sequel. So far, there have not been any details released about major plot points in the sequel. Even the title is still up in the air. Fans of the film though have been active on Twitter and other social media platforms, developing their own ideas about the sequel’s title.
Details for the sequel will likely be released in the following months. To announce the sequel to Bright, Netflix released a video of orcs auditioning for the sequel on Twitter stating that auditions for the Bright sequel were now closed.
Although movies that stream directly rather than being released in a theatre are becoming more common, there’s a great deal of uncertainty about how they will do regarding ratings. Netflix will release their numbers for some of their films and shows, but their disclosure is voluntary. This lack of easily-accessible information makes it difficult to tell which shows and movies are well-received and which ones aren’t that popular.
Audiences will have to wait a few more months at least for the next Bright movie, but those that aren’t familiar with the movie still have time to check it out. It’s available on Netflix streaming at your convenience. Anyone who hasn’t seen the film yet may want to give it a try.