Six months after ‘Slap’, Will Smith remains uncancelled
we got words from deadline About two simultaneous developments related to Will Smith. First, it’s possible (though not entirely guaranteed) that Apple+ will release his $120 million runaway slave action drama. release As early as December of this year.Meanwhile, they have Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, an Oscar-winning documentary short filmmaker with recent directorial credits at Ms. Marvel) is preparing to make his feature film directorial debut at Paramount.
releasedirected by Antoine Fuqua (tears of the sun, shooter, white house down, equalizer, etc.), produced and positioned as a massive Oscar contender for 2022. Rumor has it that Smith did enough to become the first actor since Tom Hanks to win two consecutive Oscars. Will Smith slapped Chris Rock on world television Just 30 minutes before he (rightfully) won his first Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards king richard. He 10-year ban from Academy Awards telecast After leaving the academy. Since then, everyone has rubbed hands on the long-term outcome, comparing his fortune to that of Ezra Miller. I started getting into trouble again By law in late March/early April of this year.
The two situations are exactly the same. Will Smith is one of the biggest movie stars in the world. He’s been the *greatest* since about 2002 (men in black II) to 2008 (hancock). He has released various franchise films (Bad Boys II), one-off big game (i robot), romcom (hancock), animated movies (shark tail) and the economic movement drama (pursuit of happiness) to the best-case scenario box office. He’s perhaps temporarily upended his 30-year image of being the nicest, most carefree, whimsical, wholesome (and child-friendly) movie star. This was probably necessary in a different way than it was with Russell Crowe or Christian Bale, but digression. His public assault and battery against another high-profile black man during the Oscar telecast probably deserves severe punishment from the Academy (if no one else).
Ezra Miller played Barry Allen Batman vs Superman, Suicide Squad When Justice LeagueThey were cast in late 2014. the perks of being a wallflower When we have to talk about kevinSince then, Miller has had only a few films (train accident) and TV programs (stand) on your resume. For as long as they’ve been known, they’re mostly known for being the actors who play The Flash.In the scope of Warner Bros. Discovery
The only reason Miller is in the news is because of the SEO appeal of superhero comic book movies and clickbait’s “DC confusion” story. Anyway, back to Will Smith. The idea that Smith was publicly humiliated and blacklisted by Hollywood was largely fueled by media and social media posts. First, the “slap” was half a year ago. Having embarrassed and tarnished the carefully crafted image of what should have been him in one of the most important moments of his life, Smith was left to deal with personal issues and figure out what to do next. It looks like it took months to do. That’s just silly in a world that requires every news story to start and finish within his 48 hours.
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Will Smith May not be as bankable as before As usual. He’s spent the last decade coasting commercially with franchises like his flicks. Bad Boys for Life, Aladdin When Suicide SquadMost of his non-franchise films (After Earth, Concussion, Collateral Beauty, Gemini Man, etc.) commercially stalled.If he loses his reputation which justifies some of the king richardor if he pisses off studio execs (“Slap” destroyed what should have been a pure win night for Warner Bros. king richard and 6 technology awards sand dunes), that’s a problem. Smith slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars, usually take a few months off Occom’s razor. The difference between Smith and Miller is that Hollywood still has a future.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2022/09/21/six-months-after-the-slap-will-smith-remains-uncanceled/ Six months after ‘Slap’, Will Smith remains uncancelled