I definitely didn't see this coming.
Despite the fact that a lot of people considered it the worst film of 2017, Bright is getting a sequel. Yup, you'll get to see Will Smith (plays Ward, a human) and Joel Edgerton (plays Jakoby, an orc) together again. The film was the highest viewed Netflix film ever on the service in its first week of release and one of the biggest originals Netflix has ever announced. The film was directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, Fury, Training Day).
Since I was offline just before the holidays, I didn't get a chance to see the film when it launched on December 22nd. However, I did catch wind of all of the hate it was getting via Twitter. I truly believe that this is why it was such a "hit" with viewers. I'll admit that I didn't have an interest in seeing the film until I saw the tweets and had to judge it for myself. It was one of those cute movies that you have playing in the background while you're trying to get shit done - or at least that's how I watched it.
Bright continues to get buzz from Twitter, with users recommending names for the sequel and expressing how they feel about the news. Check out a few tweets below:
I'm curious to hear more about the sequel and I'm even considering giving it another shot.
What do you think?
PS - Watch the official announcement videohere.