The David Ayers Netflix film, Bright, starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton doesn’t premier on the streaming network until tonight, but they’ve already sealed a deal for a sequel, with Will Smith returning. Here’s what Bloomberg reported about the film set to premier tomorrow and why Netflix is already planning a sequel:
“Bright” is the company’s first attempt at a big-budget Hollywood production, bringing together a bona fide movie star in a fantasy, buddy-cop tale that could have come from any studio playbook. Directed by David Ayer, who also made “Suicide Squad,” it’s a warning shot to studios and theater owners that Netflix is targeting a big chunk of the $38.6 billion global box office. To underscore the commitment, the company has already ordered a sequel with Smith signed on.