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Will Smith’s ‘Bright’ sequel reportedly canned by Netflix after Oscars slap

One other Will Smith mission has been slapped down.

Netflix has allegedly canceled a sequel to the 53-year-old’s 2017 motion flick “Brilliant,” based on a Bloomberg source.

The enterprise outlet additionally reported that Nationwide Geographic is delaying manufacturing on “Pole to Pole,” a nature sequence that follows the “King Richard” star as he visits the North and South poles. Filming was set to start in three weeks, based on Bloomberg, however has been pushed again to fall 2022.

Nonetheless, Bloomberg famous that the choice to halt “Brilliant” was allegedly unrelated to the slap heard around the world.

Smith triggered main controversy when he bopped Chris Rock within the face on the Academy Awards final month.

The incident triggered him to be banned from attending the Oscars for the following 10 years. Nonetheless, he’s nonetheless capable of maintain the Greatest Actor award that he gained on that fateful night time in March.

Smith additionally resigned from the Academy earlier this month over the incident, which occurred in the course of the dwell telecast.

The “Brilliant” actor was capable of maintain his golden statuette after slapping Rock on digital camera in the course of the Oscars’ dwell telecast.
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A number of different of the “Recent Prince of Bel-Air” star’s tasks have come to a standstill after the Oscars slap second.

A separate Netflix movie and a film for Sony have been placed on maintain based on an April 2 story from the Hollywood Reporter.

Netflix was within the midst of discovering a brand new director for “Quick and Unfastened” after unique filmmaker David Leitch left the flick forward of the Academy Awards.

Since the incident, Smith has apologized to Rock and resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Because the incident, Smith has resigned from the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences.
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Sony can be holding its breath for “Dangerous Boys 4,” which had began pre-production earlier than the awards ceremony. 

Smith previously responded to the Oscars ban following the Academy board’s ruling on April 8, telling Web page Six in a press release: “I settle for and respect the Academy’s determination.”

“The Board of Governors has determined, for a interval of 10 years, from April 8, 2022, Mr. Smith shall not be permitted to attend any Academy occasions or packages in particular person or nearly, together with however not restricted to the Academy Awards,” the Academy mentioned in assertion on the time.

“We wish to categorical our deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for sustaining his composure beneath extraordinary circumstances,” the group continued. “We additionally wish to thank our hosts, nominees, presenters and winners for his or her poise and charm throughout our telecast.”

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