A sequel to Vibrant was introduced following the launch of the first film launched in 2017. Now developing on 5 years later, it’s nonetheless unclear the place the sequel is in growth particularly since Will Smith’s notorious Oscar slap. Right here’s all the things we all know to this point about Vibrant 2.
Launched on December twenty second, 2017, Vibrant was the massive new fantasy thriller starring Joel Edgerton and Will Smith. The film is ready in an alternate Los Angeles the place people reside alongside orcs and different legendary creatures.
At the time of launch, Netflix famous that it was considered one of its largest film releases ever. The film was notably launched earlier than Netflix was self-reporting its 2-minute statistics or its hourly statistics so, due to this fact, we don’t precisely understand how properly Vibrant stacks up all these years later. It was later reported that 60 million Netflix customers watched the film though it’s unclear over what time interval that is over.
On January third, 2018 Netflix confirmed a sequel can be returning tentatively named Vibrant 2 (the affirmation teaser under additionally urged jokingly names like Brighter, Unhealthy Boys in Mordor, Orcs Gone Wild and Wand Wars).
So with all that point handed since the announcement, the place are we at with the sequel that’s anticipated to see the return of Will Smith and Joel Edgerton of their respective roles. It’s additionally been reported that the film will possible head internationally in the sequel.
Time of growth on Vibrant 2 to this point
As we said above, we’re developing on half a decade since the first film was launched. A sequel was confirmed simply over 4 years in the past in early January. Following the announcement, Under the Line’s Find Film Work famous that “casting is already underway” as of January eighth, 2018.
David Ayer was introduced to be penning the script (though Evan Spiliotopoulos was later purchased into rewrite) with Eric Newman and Bryan Unkeless producing once more (the pair work with Netflix underneath general offers).
Selection Insights reviews that Grand Electrical, Clubhouse Footage, and Crave Movies would all be returning to supply the film.
2019 was a giant yr for the film with filming reportedly deliberate to begin in the summer (specifically July) of that year. That by no means got here to fruition, nonetheless with Will Smith’s scheduling conflicts apparently inflicting the holdups.
After all, in 2020, little or no was getting off the floor attributable to COVID-19 stopping manufacturing from getting underway which seemingly led to a rethink surrounding the script. That was confirmed in Could 2020 when Deadline revealed that David Ayer was now not going to be directing the film and Louis Leterrier was being eyed for the administrators position.
The final main replace we heard about Vibrant was by way of an all-encompassing interview with Netflix’s head of movie, Scott Stuber in 2021. The interview, published in late July 2021, talked about Vibrant 2 however not in nice element saying:
“It [Netflix] is near having a ultimate script for “Vibrant 2,” which is able to carry again authentic stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton,”
Additionally in July, ProductionWeekly said that filming (or manufacturing in some kind at the least) was attributable to get underway in fall 2021. We’ve had no affirmation of that taking place. One other addition to the manufacturing itemizing is that T.S. Nowlin, not too long ago engaged on Netflix’s The Adam Venture, was on the writing crew. Nowlin was additionally concerned with the Maze Runner movie franchise.
In fall 2021, nonetheless, Netflix launched the anime spin-off Vibrant: Samurai Soul which was launched in October 2021 with little to no fanfare.
Since the launch of the anime movie, there’s been nothing introduced relating to the way forward for the franchise.
Many now concern the challenge has both been halted or placed on the again burner following a slew of Will Smith tasks being canceled or halted. They’re being halted due to the actions of Smith at the Oscars whereby he slapped Chris Rock who instructed a joke at the expense of his spouse. Following the Oscars, IndieWire reported that Smith was nonetheless onboard to reprise his position in the sequel.
Netflix themselves halted a Smith challenge in the type of the upcoming film Quick and Free. The Hollywood Reporter first broke the information however didn’t point out Vibrant 2 or Cobra Kai (a present that Smith serves as an govt producer on) and their future.
That’s all we learn about the Vibrant sequel at the second. We’ll maintain you posted on all issues Vibrant 2 proper right here on What’s on Netflix.