Almost a month after Will Smith slapped Oscars presenter Chris Rock in the face, his problems are still not over.
After Smith was banned from the Academy for 10 years, and his projects have all been stalled, the consequences keep coming for Smith. Now, there are two more of his movies that are in peril, one being permanently canned.
The woke company Netflix has now officially canceled development for “Bright 2,” the sequel to Bright, which was the 2017 film directed by David Ayer, that starred Smith. Smith played an LAPD detective living and working in a different Los Angeles where humans coexist with magical creatures, and he was ready to continue playing the role in the sequel. The sequel project had been announced in January 2018, only a month after Bright was released. It has been in development ever since. Now, thanks to the stunt Smith pulled at the Academy Awards, the problem is no longer moving forward. Sources told Bloomberg that the film’s cancelation is “unrelated” to the slap. Yeah, and I’m Mary, Queen of Scots.
Smith has a project with National Geographic called “Pole to Pole,” where in the series, he would visit the Noth and South Poles. He has done two other projects with National Geographic, “Welcome to Earth,” and “One Strange Rock.”
“Pole to Pole” was scheduled to start shooting about a week from now, but now, post slap, production was pushed back to the fall. Bloomberg reported that this setback actually is related to Smith’s violence at the Oscars.
Seems like a lot of rejection in a town Smith once owned a big piece of. But he’ll be just fine. According to Parade, Smith’s net worth is around $350 million. I think he’ll be able to make the mortgage payments.
This is just my humble opinion, but I think Smith’s rejection rate wouldn’t be as high if he didn’t run his foul mouth after the slap, throwing two consecutive F-bombs in a row on live television at the yearly event that Hollywood considers sacrosanct.
In time, Smith may get some relief from the blackballed list because time heals most wounds. But not all of them.
Chris Rock’s mother, Rosalie Rock (who I adore), said during an interview on WIS-TV, “When Will slapped Chris, he slapped all of us,” she said. “But he really slapped me. When you hurt my child, you hurt me. His people wrote up a piece and said, ‘I apologize to Chris Rock,’ but something like that is personal. You reach out.”
I bet if Smith reached out to Rosalie, the heat would cool off a bit.
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