It wasn't a hit with critics, but 'Bright' was obviously a commercial success. So much so that Netflix has greenlit a sequel to the Will Smith sci-fi flick.
In fact, Netflix already had a teaser clip lined up. You can see it here.
There are no details about plot or casting, and we're a way off any news of a release date yet. But Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are expected to reprise their roles. Writer/director David Ayer is also expected to return.
The original film starred Smith as a cop in a parallel universe where orcs and humans live side by side. Smith's character was partnered with the first orc on the force (played by Edgerton).
Critics slammed its heavy-handed social commentary.
But viewers lapped it up. The film had the best first-week viewing of any original film on Netflix, clocking up 11 million views in its first three days. It also ranked the top film in every country in which it was available.
The film cost a reported $90 million to make. That's not unheard of for a studio production, but it's a lot of money for a straight-to-streaming release. Netflix obviously thinks it was worth it though, hence the sequel.