The goal of Netflix’s Bright is clearly to slam together the tropes of the buddy cop movie with those of fantasy. So we’ve got a veteran cop in Will Smith’s Officer Ward and a newbie and first Orc officer in Joel Edgerton’s Jakoby. And then they stumble onto a magic wand that causes real problems.
Bright, David Ayer’s new cop thriller premiering on Netflix later this year, is a story about a world in which humans, orc, and other World of Warcraft-esque beings live together in state of rather realistic conflict. Racial tensions run high in the movie’s LA setting as the police department welcomes its first orc…
Our first look at David Ayer’s orc cop movie Bright (still sadly not called Orc Cops) barely scratched the weird surface of a movie that blends LAPD police drama with a world of magic and fantastical races. But its latest trailer really dives deep into the weird culture clash of a Los Angeles filled with magical…
“Now this is a story all about how/My life got flipped turned upside down.” Or at least it could be. The House of Mouse wants the man who played Deadshot in Suicide Squad to grant wishes.
If you tuned out of the teaser for Bright after a few seconds, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was just another gritty police drama starring Will Smith. You have to keep watching to understand just how weird the movie really is.
Update: A month after this story first published the same source, Deadline, reports talks with Smith fell through and he won’t be starring in the film. Original article follow.
Tuesday, news broke that Suicide Squad director David Ayer will stay in the DC film universe with an all-female film called Gotham City Sirens, which will star Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. But buried beneath that news is the potential of two other films based on this summer’s DC team up.
It feels like every beloved action, comedy, or action-comedy franchise is getting rebooted with new series and sequels. Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, and, of course, Independence Day. In a way, it makes sense. As Will Smith has pointed out, we love nostalgia. But it turns out, that’s exactly why he stayed away.
In September we got the first look at Collateral Beauty, which stars Will Smith as a grieving man who encounters human-looking manifestations of Death, Time, and Love. Or... are they actors hired by his concerned friends? We’re still not sure what’s really going on, though this second trailer does lean way more into…
io9 prides itself on bringing you the movies you care about—science fiction, fantasy, superheroes, basically anything with an otherworldly or supernatural element. But then there’s a movie like Collateral Beauty, Warner Bros.’ big Christmas family film, and we don’t actually know if we should be telling you about it.
The Martin Lawrence/Will Smith action movie franchise Bad Boys isn’t something you’d normally see covered on io9 or Gizmodo. But when you get a chance to be the first person ever to talk to the writer/director of the film, Joe Carnahan, about it, you make an exception.
Suicide Squad is a weird movie, and not just because it’s about a motley crew of supervillains set in the DC universe. The movie itself is also a motley amalgamation—a strange blend of different tones, stories, and pacing all mashed into something that has cool individual elements, but never really comes together.
And it was to not get a tattoo of the word “squad,” misspelled, from a possibly drunken cast mate. This is an excellent choice.
When Independence Day Resurgence hits theaters on June 24, 20 years (almost exactly!) will have passed both on screen and off since the first film. That’s a long time, but for co-writer and director Roland Emmerich, the wait was a necessary evil.
Marvel may have brought together all their best superheroes in The Avengers, but DC is bringing together their very own team of super villains in Suicide Squad. Hitting theaters in August, the dark comic book adaptation just released a crazy new trailer.
We’ve known for while that the next Independence Day would bring back more than a few familiar faces, and that one of those faces would not be Will Smith’s resident Earth-welcomer Steven Hiller. But thanks to a new tie-in website, there’s now an in-universe reason for his absence... and a rather permanent one at that.
Were you jealous of everyone at San Diego Comic-Con that got to see the early Suicide Squad trailer? Well you’re in luck. Warner Bros. has finally put the official video online. In it you’ll see the first look at what Jared Leto has in store for The Joker, and so much more.
Tell anyone there’s an Independence Day sequel in the works and their first question is, “Is Will Smith coming back?” He’s not, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. Now, it seems like one of reasons why he isn’t is M. Night Shyamalan.
Holy hell, a whole lot of star power just signed on to make Warner Bros. Suicide Squad movie. Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Margot Robbie and Jared Leto are all lining up to play bad guys forced to be good.