‘Will’s Team Have No Doubt Apple Will Follow Suit’: Netflix Reportedly Bringing Back Will Smith Biopic From the Dead After Leaving Him “Out in the Cold”

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Will Smith is reportedly getting back his Netflix biopic which was put to hold after the whole Oscar slap fiasco. The events which followed at the Oscars 2022 had a major impact on Will Smith’s career and life. A number of his projects were stalled some notable of which were under the banners of Netflix and Apple TV+. Now it seems that the streaming platforms are reconsidering their decision as it is reported that Netflix is planning to proceed with the story of Smith’s life and Apple TV+ may also proceed the same route.

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Will Smith with wife, Jada Pinkett Smith

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What happened at the Oscars?

The Oscars this year took a pretty different turn when an enraged Will Smith flashed up the stage and slapped the comedian Chris Rock hard on his face over a joke centered around Smith’s wife.

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Will Smith hits Chris Rock during the 94th Academy Awards on March 27, 2022.

While this incident was supported by some fans as a loving attitude shown to his wife but there was also a huge section of the masses that criticized his action. When Chris Rock joked over Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair, Will Smith went up the stage, slapped Rock, and came back shouting profanities.

Following this incident, Smith also took to his Instagram to release an apology video explaining the incident.

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Will Smith to get back the lost fame?

Will Smith at his acceptance speech during the Oscars.
Will Smith at his acceptance speech during the Oscars.

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The King Richard actor’s life took a halt when his actions at the Oscars brought widespread criticism and also affected his career as well. Now according to sources, the streaming platforms that left Will Smith out in the cold are resuming the negotiations:

“Will was left out in the cold by Netflix and Apple+ in the wake of the slap. He has since apologized and stepped out of the spotlight for a lengthy period,” a source told The Sun.

“It has been made clear discussions can be started again about a biopic which Netflix were interested in,” the source added

The source then continued that now Apple TV+ may also follow the route of Netflix to bring Smith back on board:


“Arguably, the slap, and the fallout, are pivotal moments in Will’s life and will become part of the storyline of his life. Netflix wants to be part of those conversations and Will’s team have no doubt Apple will follow suit.”

Recently the Bad Boys fame also posted a sarcastic video on his social media handle stating that he is trying to return to social media. The post met with generally positive reviews and it can be hoped that his comeback to the movies would be appreciated by all.

Source: The Sun

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Written by Subham Mandal

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.