Chris Rock slap: Netflix cancels Will Smith’s movie ‘Bright’, others

Chris Rock slap

Streaming giant Netflix has cancelled the sequel to Will Smith’s 2017 action film ‘Bright’ after he slapped comedian Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscar award.

Also Bloomberg reports that National Geographic also halted the production of the nature series Pole to Pole that will feature Will Smith’s journey as he visits the North and South poles.

The filming was set to begin in three weeks, the makers have reportedly pushed the dates ahead to fall 2022.

According to reports the sudden cancellation of ‘Bright’ is apparently unrelated to the recent controversy surrounding Smith, who made global headlines after the 53-year-old slapped Chris Rock during the Oscars.

Reports also revealed that another streaming giant Sony has also halted Smith’s oncoming project Bad Boys 4. While Paramount Pictures and reality TV star JoJo Siwa pulled out their support for Smith’s backed movie adaptation of Bounce based on the YA book by Megan Shull.

Recall that n March, 2022 Smith slapped Academy Awards presenter Chris Rock on stage after he made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head.

Smith who got angry at the joke, then approached the stage and slapped the presenter on his face.

Reacting to the incident, the Academy through it’s Board of Governors issued a statement banning the actor decided, from attaining the Academy events either in person or virtually for a period of 10 years, from April 8, 2022.

The board also expressed their deep gratitude to Mr. Rock for maintaining his composure under extraordinary circumstances.

Some of Smith’s affected movie includes Fast and Loose, written by Erich Hoeber and Jon Hoeber, set to feature Will Smith in the lead. The actor is also set to feature in the upcoming American action thriller film, Emancipation which is expected to go on the floor this year.

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