As Will Smith continues to deal with the fallout from his Chris Rock face-slapping Oscars incident, which made headlines, he has been given another challenging situation.
The comedy This Joka was the most recent film the Men in Black star had to put on hold due to an unfortunate tragedy.
Unfortunately, the Roku program for which Will served as executive producer did not receive a second season order.
Although the streaming service allegedly claimed it had “nothing to do with the Oscars event,” the cancellation nonetheless comes at a bad moment for the actor.
Fast and Loose, a thriller in which he was supposed to portray a mafia lord who loses his memory, has reportedly been shelved by Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The story also mentioned that Sony had halted work on Bad Boys 4 and that Apple TV+ would not comment on the 2022 movie Emancipation.
Will has been prohibited from attending any Academy events for the following ten years as a result of the terrible Oscars episode.
We would want to sincerely thank Mr. Rock for his calm handling of the matter. Additionally, the Academy issued a statement in which it apologized for the way the situation was handled.
We would want to sincerely thank Mr. Rock for his calm handling of the matter. Additionally, the Academy issued a statement in which it apologized for the way the situation was handled. “The professionalism and composure shown by our hosts, nominees, presenters, and winners during our telecast is highly appreciated.”
“I welcome and respect the Academy’s decision,” Will said after receiving a standing ovation for his performance as King Richard.
Will also conveyed his actions in an emotional message when he resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
“I have immediately reacted to the Academy’s notice of the disciplinary hearing,” he asserted. ” And I completely aim to take responsibility for all results of my actions.”
“At the 94th Academy Awards, I acted in a startling, unpleasant, and inappropriate way.”
“Chris, his family, numerous friends, loved ones, everyone present, and viewers around the world who were watching at home have all been harmed by me. I betrayed the Academy’s trust.
He stated, “I denied other nominees and winners the chance to honor and be recognized for their extraordinary efforts.”
“I want the spotlight to be restored to those who deserve it for their achievements,” he said. “I want the Academy to continue doing the excellent work it does of supporting innovation and aesthetic expression in film.”
“As a result, I am resigning from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and I agree to take whatever additional action the Board deems necessary,” Will said in his closing statement.
“I’m determined to make the necessary sacrifices to make sure that I never again let violence triumph over reason. Change happens in stages.”