Joel Edgerton says Bright was for the people, not "highbrow," orc-hating critics

Critics weren’t especially kind to Bright, Netflix’s big 2017 push to brand itself as a real, bona fide movie studio, complete with an awful, David Ayer-directed Will Smith blockbuster of its very own. Working from a script from Max Landis, Ayer managed to make a movie that pretty much nobody in the critical sphere…

Netflix is already auditioning orcs for the Bright sequel it just green-lit

The future’s looking Bright for Will Smith, as Netflix has just officially announced a sequel to David Ayer and Max Landis’ fantasy hodgepodge. According to this video from the streaming giant, fans of the uninspired quips and underdeveloped racial parable are apparently already lining up to don prosthetics to join…

Will Smith's Netflix blockbuster Bright is stunning in its audacity—and its stupidity

Finally, high fantasy for the sunglasses-on-the-back-of-the-head set. If nothing else, you have to admire the audacity of the Netflix executives who greenlit Bright: The core conceit of this film—a violent, R-rated cop movie that just so happens to have fantasy creatures in it—is so batshit bonkers that it’s kind of…

Will Smith doesn’t like orc cops in the new trailer for Netflix’s Bright

The first teaser for David Ayer’s new Netflix movie Bright only gave glimpses of the film’s weird fantasy-ish setting, but this full trailer revealed at Comic-Con dives into the weirdness headfirst. According to The Hollywood Reporter, star Will Smith joked during the film’s panel that it was fun to “to be an…

Will Smith or Joel Edgerton will play an Orc cop in upcoming fantasy thriller

The Wrap reports that Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are teaming up for Bright, a cop thriller with “fantasy elements,” that will see one or both of the leads play an Orc cop. Suicide Squad’s David Ayer is directing the film, which is being written by Max Landis (Victor Frankenstein, Chronicle). The film is set in a…