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Bright has already set records at Netflix, shooting to the top of the streaming platform’s highest-viewed movies, and quickly getting picked up for a sequel. But that doesn’t mean Netflix’s promotional train is stopping any time soon.

A new featurette for Bright takes you behind-the-scenes of David Ayer‘s urban fantasy starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton as the human/orc cop partners who discover a powerful wand, leading them on a whirlwind chase across Los Angeles.

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2018 is just getting Bright-er by the minute.

A sequel to the critically maligned, inexplicably popular Bright has officially been greenlit by Netflix, which will bring back director David Ayer and stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. The one upside is that polarizing screenwriter Max Landis will not be returning for the Bright sequel.

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Bright Featurette - History of Magic

Netflix debuted their first blockbuster movie earlier this month in the form of Bright. Directed by David Ayer, the movie takes place in an alternate universe where fantasy beings like orcs, elves and fairies live in the world with humans. But their co-existence isn’t exactly harmonious as prejudice still exists among humans against certain species, creating tension on the streets where crime is heightened by the presence of magic.

If you’re among the population who hasn’t yet taken the plunge into Bright, possibly because of all the bad reviews for the movie starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, then a new featurette might convince you otherwise. Styled as a mini-documentary that you might see on The History Channel, the featurette takes a look at the history of magic in Bright and how that world came to be. Read More »

Bright ratings

Netflix is notoriously protective of its membership’s viewing numbers for specific shows and movies, unless the streaming service is bragging about binge statistics and dunking on a user or two for their viewing choices. So we don’t know exactly how many people have watched Bright, David Ayer‘s new orc cop fantasy thriller starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, but a new report which cites Nielsen metrics says that eleven million Netflix subscribers decided to click “play” on the movie in only its first three days of release. I bet Netflix is feeling pretty good about its decision to make Bright 2 right about now.

Grab your magic elf wand and read more about the Bright ratings below.
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Bright Director interview

It’s hard to argue that Netflix isn’t directly competing with Hollywood studios when the new Will Smith movie premieres on the streaming service. After making original films with megastars Adam Sandler and Brad Pitt, Netflix closes the year out with Bright, a cop drama reuniting Smith with his Suicide Squad director David Ayer.

Well, it’s not quite a standard cop drama. Smith is partnered with an orc (Joel Edgerton) on the case of elves (Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry and Edgar Ramirez), and looking for a magic wand. Ayer spoke with /Film by phone last week to discuss the film, which premieres tomorrow, December 22, on Netflix and in select theaters.

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Bright Fireplace

In what is surely the most important story of the year, Netflix has released a brand new Fireplace for Your Home to honor the release of their blockbuster new release Bright. Unlike traditional televised yule logs, the Bright fireplace is literally a garbage fire. This holiday season, gather around the TV and share this special moment with the people you hold dear.

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Bright early buzz

Netflix has released its fair share of original movies, some of them made in-house and others purchased from the film festival circuit, but Bright represents a big step for the streaming service. A decade ago, a fantasy action movie starring Will Smith would have been released in thousands of theaters. In December 2017, it’s debuting on a streaming service, a blockbuster made for in-home viewing and possibly the first franchise to call Netflix its home.

And while this is all very interesting, there’s one big question that has to be answered: is it any good? The Bright early buzz has begun to arrive online and here is what the critics are saying.

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‘Bright’ Sequel Already Ordered At Netflix

Bright Sequel

Audiences haven’t seen Bright yet, but no matter: Netflix is already committed to a Bright sequel. The streaming giant already has plans to make a follow-up to their upcoming Will Smith fantasy-action flick, a cop drama set in a world of orcs, fairies and other magical creatures. Does anyone really want this?

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bright featurette

You can’t have a Will Smith movie without blowing up a few buildings and David Ayer‘s Bright promises to do just that.

The new Netflix film has been touted as a gritty urban fantasy, where humans and orcs are entangled in a bitter species war on the streets of Los Angeles. Clunky race metaphors aside, Bright promises to be another explosive, adrenaline-pumping Will Smith cop movie — with some magic wands and creepy costume design thrown in. A new Bright featurette explores all of the above.

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Bright clip

Bright! It’s definitely a real movie from the director of Suicide Squad and the writer of Victor Frankenstein! Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are mismatched cops in a world of magic. Smith is the tough, no-nonsense human cop, and Edgerton is his Orc partner. Can these two cops from opposite worlds learn to get along? Maybe this new Bright clip will answer that question.

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