Will Smith continues to suffer stiff consequences for using violence at this year’s Oscars ceremony. Recently Nat Geo has joined the forces in punishing Smith in their own way. It seems now another Will Smith film has been cancelled.
According to a Bloomberg source, Netflix has scrapped a sequel to the 53-year-2017 old’s action film “Bright.” National Geographic’s “Pole to Pole,” a wildlife series that follows the “King Richard” actor as he travels the North and South poles, is also being postponed, according to the business portal.
Filming was supposed to start in three weeks, but has now been postponed until fall 2022. Bloomberg highlighted, however, that the decision to discontinue “Bright” was allegedly unrelated to the worldwide slap. When Smith slapped Chris Rock in the face at the Academy Awards last month, he sparked outrage.
He was barred from attending the Oscars for the following ten years as a result of the incident. He is, however, able to keep the Best Actor trophy he won on that fatal March night. Smith resigned from the Academy earlier this month as a result of the event, which took place during the live show.
Several additional ventures involving the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” star have put to a halt as a result of the Oscars smack. According to a Hollywood Reporter story dated April 2, a separate Netflix production and a Sony picture have been put on hold.
After original director David Leitch abandoned the picture before of the Academy Awards, Netflix was in the process of hiring a new director for “Fast and Loose.” Sony is also holding its breath for “Bad Boys 4,” which began pre-production prior to the Academy Awards. Stay tuned to Thirsty for latest updates.
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