But you know who did watch Bright? 11 million people over about three days, according to Nielsen. So, clearly, casual viewers either ignored the less than stellar reviews or simply could not resist the prospect of hearing Will Smith deliver dialogue like, "I'm the motherfucker with the wand!" Either way, the movie was a hit and now it looks like Netflix, which has never released a sequel to one of its own original movies, is officially in the franchise game.
And they're bringing back Ayer, Smith, and Edgerton for the sequel. While plot details are clearly under wraps, it's safe to assume that the movie will deal with the fallout of the movie's explosion-filled ending. (Spoiler alert for Bright: Smith's character Daryl Ward is the rare human who can wield a wand without blowing up into a million pieces.) It's worth noting that Bright's writer Max Landis, who was reportedly paid $3.5 million for his spec script but has recently been accused of sexual assault, is absent from the official announcement; Ayer will be reportedly take over script-writing duties for the sequel.