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Will Smith ‘Brilliant’ Sequel Canceled by Netflix After Oscars Slap

Performed. Will Smith’s Netflix film is canceled. The King Richard actor was set to star in a sequel to 2017’s Brilliant, nonetheless the studio canceled it completely. 

The cancelation of the movie is reportedly utterly unrelated to the Oscar winner’s controversy, in response to a New York Publish report, which cites an unidentified Bloomberg supply. Smith starred within the first film Brilliant with Joel Edgerton in 2017. The sequel to the film was greenlit a month after its launch. Smith additionally has different films with Netflix which can be nonetheless underway even after the cancelation. ​​The motion film Quick and Free will nonetheless be launched, nonetheless, with Smith’s controversy, the manufacturing is in sluggish growth. 

One other one in all Smith’s initiatives that has been delayed is Nationwide Geographic’s Pole to Pole. That is Smith’s third venture with the character firm, nonetheless, manufacturing is now stated to be slated for the autumn. 

Information of Smith’s troubles within the movie business comes after the slapping incident on the Oscars on March 27, 2022. When presenting an award, comic Chris Rock joked about Smith’s spouse, Jada’s bald head. “G.I. Jane 2, can’t wait to see it,” the comic joked. The assertion prompted Smith to leap on stage and slap Rock. Minutes later he gained the Finest Actor award for his portrayal in King Richard.

Smith later apologized for his actions and resigned from the Academy of Movement Footage on April 1. “My actions on the 94th Academy Awards presentation had been surprising, painful, and inexcusable,” Smith wrote. “The listing of these I’ve damage is lengthy and contains Chris, his household, lots of my pricey pals and family members, all these in attendance, and world audiences at dwelling.I betrayed the belief of the Academy. I disadvantaged different nominees and winners of their alternative to rejoice and be celebrated for his or her extraordinary work. I’m heartbroken.”

The Academy of Movement Footage then banned Smith from attending future Academy occasions on April 8. “The Board 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 individual or just about, together with however not restricted to the Academy Awards.” The actor then launched a quick assertion, “I settle for and respect the Academy’s resolution.”

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