Netflix confirms Bright sequel

  • Derek Lawrence
  • Entertainment Weekly
Jan 03, 2018

Netflix sees a bright future for “Bright.” The streaming service has ordered a sequel of David Ayer’s original film, despite critics not exactly caring for the film.

In the film released last month, Will Smith and Joel Edgerton star as newly partnered LAPD officers on the search for a magic wand, which is complicated by the fact that Edgerton’s character is the force’s first orc.

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“I love how bizarre it is,” Smith previously told EW. “I’ve been saying it’s ‘Training Day’ — a gritty L.A. cop drama, the darkness and handheld grittiness — meets ‘Lord of the Rings.’ There’s orcs and fairies and elves, mean-ass elves.”

Ayer has continued to defend his film against critics, reacting to one negative review in particular by saying, “This is going on my fridge. Highest compliment is a strong reaction either way. This is a f–king epic review. It’s a big fun movie.”

“Bright,” which also stars Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez, was released Dec. 22 on Netflix.