Newman stated that Bright was just the beginning.
The only core Bright team member not returning for the sequel is Max Landis, the controversial screenwriter who penned the script for the first film. Basically, the blockbuster qualifies as one of the worst movies of 2017.
While Netflix doesn't release viewing numbers, the service declared that Bright was the most-viewed Netflix film ever for its first week, in every one of the 190-plus countries it services.
Bright had a reported budget of $90 million, making it Netflix's first big foray into tentpole filmmaking. For many people, going to the theater is a little bit annoying and, Movie Pass customers aside, fairly pricey compared to the cost of a monthly streaming subscription.
Netflix ordered a sequel back in December before the movie even came out on the streaming platform, but the official announcement did not come until this week in the form of a mock Orc audition.
Bright is another critically panned film to add to his list, though Netflix attests that the film has done incredibly well with viewers.
Set in an alternate present-day, this action-thriller directed by David Ayer (Suicide Squad, End of Watch, writer of Training Day) follows two cops from very different backgrounds (Ward, a human played by Will Smith, and Jakoby, an orc played by Joel Edgerton) who embark on a routine patrol night that will ultimately alter the future as their world knows it. And Ayers will not only take up directing duties again, but will write. Battling both their own personal differences as well as an onslaught of enemies, they must work together to protect a young female elf and a thought-to-be-forgotten relic, which in the wrong hands could destroy everything.