Monday, June 13, 2022

Will Smith Getting Back to Work


Two months ago the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences banned Will Smith for ten years after he slapped Chris Rock during the live broadcast of the 2022 Academy Awards for making a bald joke about his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith [click here if you missed that]. 

Now Will is getting back to work...

From The Sun
While he may be on the Academy Awards' blacklist for a decade and face a wait for movie studios and the public to welcome him back on screen - behind closed doors, Will Smith is already working on a screen return with I Am Legend 2.
The movie, produced by his company Westbrook Studios, will see Smith reprise his role as scientist Robert Neville fighting for survival and a cure for zombies in post-apocalyptic New York City.
Insiders say that Oscar-winner Akiva Goldsman, who adapted Richard Matheson's 1954 novel for the original 2007 movie, is including Smith's character in the follow-up.
While no script has been signed off in full yet, the concept will feature Smith, as Warner Brother Studios have not blocked the star's return despite his infamous Chris Rock attack, the source said.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is what I was concerned about, I am looking forward to this sequel.

R in NYC said...

No one cares any more.

COOLKID said...

Will Smith is box office... He wasn't going anywhere. CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME... C.R.E.A.M.!

Anonymous said...

They all have to sacrifice to get what they want. Will had todo away with his public image in order to gain Oscar. Whatever it is that you cherish most is what they want to do away with.

Anonymous said...

There a only a few black actors who do not have an asterisk by their names for some dastardly deed.
No, Smith isn’t going anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Just PAY Chris Rock and keep it pushing.

Anonymous said...

Will, you're done. No one cares anymore. Used to think you were one of the good guys. Nah, you're thoughtless and classless. I wouldn't watch a single minute of anything you're featured in for all the morning in the world.

Anonymous said...

Didn’t his character get blown up in the lab in the first movie? Let’s see how they spin this.

COOLKID said...

@12:27 I believe the sequel is a back story.

Anonymous said...

This is most likely a prequel

Anonymous said...

Why people have done worse.

Anonymous said...

Black people love to see other black people not have anything. It’s not a surprise to everyone else. You all think they are laughing with you when they are laughing at you. Will never build communities of banks, libraries, hospitals, real estate., etc.
All those fake congratulations to LeBron for being a billionaire. The very same people talk smack on a different post.

Anonymous said...

Never seen the first one...

Anonymous said...

He needs to do Enemy of the State part 2—an update on how to use the tools the America CIA uses on its citizens against them.

The King Of The Real said...

i like zombies

Alma’s Daughter said...

I think Will is the only talented person in his family, but I think his career is over. I can’t look at him without thinking about that slap and it gets in the way whenever I see him.

COOLKID said...

@2:00... You should check it out. Solid premise and solid film.

Anonymous said...

May the force be with him

Anonymous said...

The way they are reusing these older (90s) actors and reprising them in remake after remake. Will is a commodity Hollywood can't afford to lose.
Plus, it's all a stage. He proved that he is in. Aging well, keep moving.

Anonymous said...

Rich or wealthy celebrites should not be required to build, buy or 'give back' anything. They pay huge taxes. Just because the general public does not know where the money goes does not mean that they do not benefit from it. Follow THAT money.

Anonymous said...

There are only a handful of ppl that care about the smack. He will be a box office smash if this movie is good. Hell he might put Chris in it as a Vampire Zombie.

Anonymous said...

Can't let a cash cow sit for too long.

Lili said...

That was a great movie.

Side note: If that is a somewhat recent picture of Will...whew. Keep it together, Jada lol

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