While doing the press rounds for his latest directorial outing Boy Erased (read our review here), Joel Edgerton was asked about the current state of the sequel to Netflix’s buddy cup movie come fantasy, Bright, to which he responded that they’re “getting the team back together”.
Speaking exclusively to Yahoo! Movies, Edgerton said that Bright 2 would be “bigger” than the first film, going on to say “I can tell you that Will Smith did a good enough job in the first one that I think they might invite him back. I think I’m going to be back, I’m definitely going to be back, David Ayer will be back so we’re getting the team back together.”
Without revealing too much about a film very much in the preliminary stages, one that will have to wait for Will Smith to complete duties on Bad Boys for Lif3, Edgerton added “All I can probably assume is that most sequels go a little bit bigger the second time around, so I think we’re going to tune the dial up to eleven. There may be a slightly more international flavour about Bright 2, we might go outside the boundaries of Downton Los Angeles.”
Despite being critically lambasted (we gave it a lowly ★★ review), and sitting on 25% over at RottenTomatoes, Bright notched up close to 11 million views during its first three days on the streaming platform, which equates to a pretty sizeable hit for Netflix. So it’s little wonder that they’re moving ahead with the further adventures of Daryl Ward (Will Smith) and his orc partner, Nick Jakoby (Edgerton).
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Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds. Ward, a human (Will Smith), and Jakoby, an orc (Joel Edgerton), embark on a routine night patrol that will alter the future of their world as they know it. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.
Bright features a cast that includes Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez, Ike Barinholtz, Happy Anderson, Kenneth Choi, Brad William Henke, Andrea Navedo, Dawn Olivieri, Veronica Ngo, Alex Meraz and Jay Hernandez.