Last year, Netflix hit a rough patch with the release of Bright, an action crime fantasy starring a mustachioed Will Smith. But neither the big Hollywood star nor the $100 million budget could save Bright from a worldwide disgrace. This leaves me to wonder: why the heck are they making a sequel? Don't believe us?
On Wednesday, Netflix confirmed they're making Bright 2 with a slapstick Orc casting video:
For the uninformed, here's the weird premise: During a night in downtown L.A., Smith fights alongside his bold Orc partner Jakoby (Joel Edgerton) against an elf (played by Noomi Rapace) to prevent her from getting a shiny magical wand. The film was excessively brutal, predictable, and not nearly as campy as it needed to be (See: John Wick). Bright also tried to address sensitive topics such as racism, but failed pathetically — remember, "Today, fairy lives don't matter."
The basic idea of an underground sci-fi cop thriller seemed appealing at first, but the film only received an average rating of 28% on Rotten Tomatoes, and 6.6 on IMDB. Basically, the blockbuster qualifies as one of the worst movies of 2017.
Aside the confirmation that Smith will play Ward again, there are no more details revealed so far.