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Netflix confirms Bright sequel

Netflix announced the sequel with a video of orcs auditioning for the sequel. Will Smith and Joel Edgerton are expected to reprise their roles, while David Ayer will return as the director.

“Bright” is a 2017 American Urban Fantasy Action Crime film directed by Ayer and written by Max Landis. The film was released on Netflix on December 22, 2017, also stars Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez and Ike Barinholtz.


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Edgar Ramírez barely recognized himself in recent roles!

The Venezuelan actor transformed himself into an elf working as a government agent in David Ayer’s contemporary fantasy thriller “Bright,” which opened in theaters and on Netflx on Friday. He also plays fashion icon Gianni Versace in the Ryan Murphy-produced limited series “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” which premieres on FX in January.

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Over the course of his career, the 40-year-old Ramirez has played everything from a Greek god to legendary boxer Roberto Durán, but these two roles required something else entirely.

For “Bright,” which costars Will Smith, Ramirez asked the Italian sartorial house Kiton to craft his character Kandomere’s suits, while makeup artists gave him prosthetic ears, special teeth and a wig that was purposefully stranded together to look intentionally unnatural. Portraying Versace was actually more intense. Ramírez wore not only prosthetics but also a wig cap that made him nervous.

Ramirez recalls, “The first day, I told Ryan, ‘I’m ready to take this off and shave my head and put the wig on my shaved head.’ He said, ‘Edgar, trust me. You don’t need to do it. It looks great already.’ I had a little freaking out moment with the prosthetic, but I think that every actor using it for the first time can relate.”

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Edgar Ramirez on entering the alternate universe of Bright and all it entails


The action fantasy Bright takes place in an alternate universe where humans, orcs and elves all co-exist but don’t handle the differences any better than the different races and religions do here on planet earth. The discord is exacerbated when rumors begin flying that a magic wand has somehow made its way into their world.

The result is that human police officer Ward (Will Smith) and his orc partner Jakoby (Joel Edgerton), who thought they were heading out on an ordinary night of patrol, have to take a young woman into their protection and battle all the various factions who want to get their hands on the ancient artifcat.

“Basically, it’s a great and very interesting metaphor of the world we’re living in, where there’s so much intolerance, prejudice, and stereotypes,” say Edgar Ramirez, who plays an elf named Kandomere who works in the FBI’s magic division. “What was so appealing to me was to explore a subject that is so close to us in our daily lives in such a fantastical, new, and intriguing world.”

The dissension among the various sects — human, elves and orcs — brings to mind Rodney King‘s plea: Can we all just get along? And Ramirez agrees, also pointing out that the film reminds him of blockbuster movies he watched in the ’70s and ’80s that were so impactful, like E.T., which, in addition to being fantastical, dealt with how hurtful divorce is.

“Bright comes along in the tradition of big, entertaining movies that always touch upon greater subjects going on in society, such as the issue of identity, the issue of empathy, how to understand the other, how the other lives, and how do we, as you said, get along,” he says.


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“Conan” Comic-Con: Guests

The Conan episodes will be taped at San Diego’s Spreckels Theatre from Wednesday July 19 to Saturday, July 22, and air that Wednesday through Sunday at 11 pm ET/PT on TBS.

Wednesday, July 19:
Stars from Bright: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez and Lucy Fry.
Stars from Supernatural: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles

Thursday, July 20:
A surprise film cast to be announced

Saturday, July 22:
Stars from The Lego Ninjago Movie: Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux, Zach Woods, Michael Pena, Kumail Nanjiani and Abbi Jacobson

Sunday, July 23:
Stars from Game of Thrones: Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Conleth Hill, Sophie Turner and Isaac Hempstead Wright


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Netflix lines up Comic-Con panels

Netflix will host Comic-Con panels in July to promote upcoming features Bright and Adam Wingard’s thriller Death Note, as well as Marvel’s The Defenders and the second season of Stranger Things.

A Hall H session on July 20 will present exclusive footage and appearances for supernatural action thriller Bright and the thriller Death Note.

Will Smith and his Bright director David Ayer will attend alongside Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry and Edgar Ramirez.