Published: Fri, January 12, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Netflix Confirms 'Bright' Sequel With 'Leaked Orc Auditions' Video

Netflix Confirms 'Bright' Sequel With 'Leaked Orc Auditions' Video

"Bright", the critically maligned Netflix film starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as an LAPD officer and his orc partner, is getting a sequel.

Smith and Edgerton are both expected to return for the sequel, as is director David Ayer (Suicide Squad). Writer Max Landis is out, though it isn't clear if this is due to the recent sexual assault allegations that've come out against him or the almost universal poor reviews the film has received. In fact, so many people watched the film that the streaming service has officially announced a sequel.

As for this movie, even if critics destroyed it, Netflix insists that it has done amazingly well with the audience.

The video featured a couple of orcs who wanted to audition for a Bright sequel. Edgerton plays Nick Jakoby, the first Orc on the police force and his paired with Smith's gruff yet sympathetic Detective Daryl Ward. The movie, which cost a reported $90 million to make, is also the number one film on Netflix in over 190 countries, with its popularity higher overseas than at home.

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Bright received largely negative reviews when it dropped on Netflix last month, with at least one critic naming it the worst film of 2017. Are you happy to see a Bright sequel?

Nielsen, which has recently started tracking Netflix viewers, claims more than 11 million US households watched the film in its first three days of release.

Details about Bright 2 plot remain under wraps, but it will likely deal with the fallout of the first movie's explosive finale.

Such wrinkles will hopefully be smoothed out as director David Ayer takes over writing for the film. Based on how Netflix does business, the film could be done as early as 2019, but it's possible Netflix could push back the release to 2020 if there were production delays or other issues with the production.

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