All Upcoming Will Smith Movies We Are Excited About

Will Smith has proved his mantle every time, in every role he has ever played. Whether it’s Det. Del in ‘I, Robot’, Agent J in ‘Men in Black’ or Deadshot in ‘Suicide Squad’ (yes he was good even though the movie wasn’t), he has always shown the always displayed his exceptional talent. Smith has always been known for his off-beat characters and taking just a handful of projects at a time, and giving his best in them.

Academy Award-nominated, Smith still continues to entertain us and we keep loving his range of awesome characters. At this point, the question that might be circling your mind is what is the next Will Smith movie? Well, the good news is that we have a clear answer to that question. Here’s the list of upcoming Will Smith films scheduled to release in 2019 and 2020. We can only hope that the latest new Will Smith movie would be as good as some of his recent ones.

1. Aladdin (2019)

 

The famous Arab folktale, a worldwide phenomenon among kids, is finally coming on the big screen as a live-action feature. Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film will star Mena Massoud as the titular character and Naomi Scott as Jasmine.
Will Smith will join them as the comic relief, The Genie. Aladdin replaced Star Wars: Episode IX and is scheduled to be released in March 2019, and the film is one of the many upcoming Disney’s live-action adaptations of its earlier animated ventures.

2. Spies In Disguise (2019)

Based on Lucas Martell’s short film ‘Pigeon: Impossible’, the movie is a computer-animated feature, which voice stars Will Smith as Detective Investigator Lance Sterling who teams up with Walter (voiced by Tom Holland) to save the world from events, which have kept the world on peril. The original short had Walter as its lead protagonist, who goes into a chase-run to retrieve his invention back from a notorious pigeon. The film was announced in October 2017 and is slated to be released in January 2019.

3. Gemini Man (2019)

 

The Jerry Bruckheimer and Skydance co-production was first pitched back in 1997, at Disney Studios, but was shelved due to lack of VFX at that time. The movie has then gone into the hands of Skydance and Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee is set to direct. Starring Smith, the film’s plot’s centers around an assassin, who faces off his younger and prime clone in a feud. The film has targeted a late 2019 release.

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4. Suicide Squad 2 (TBA)

Shortly after the release of ‘Suicide Squad’, Warner Bros. announced a potential sequel and funded a pre-development project, in order to research on where the film could lead to the other DCEU projects. The studio was eyeing Mel Gibson and Daniel Espinosa as potential directors, however, Gavin O’Connor was confirmed officially as director and screenwriter in September this year. However Smith hasn’t been officially confirmed, there’s no doubt that ‘Suicide Squad 2’ can be done without Deadshot. The film is slated to begin production in mid-2018.

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5. Untitled Deadshot Film (TBA)

Apart from ‘Suicide Squad’ sequel, DC is also planning to produce a feature movie on the origin of Will Smith’s character in the film. However there hasn’t been an official confirmation, a solo spin-off film focusing on Floyd Lawton/Deadshot was announced by The Hollywood Reporter, with Will Smith starring in it. The movie is still promoted as a future idea, it will be lovely to watch Deadshot taking on the Batman, and maybe Nightwing, whose own solo film is also in development.

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6. Bad Boys For Life (TBA)

The famous Bad Boys series, that played a vital role in establishing Smith’s career, went into development hell after its second installment. The movie was first proposed in 2007 and has since been postponed again and again. The film paced after director Joe Carnahan was hired to direct, in 2015. It was however pushed twice to avoid clashes, first with DC’s ‘Wonder Woman’ and then Marvel’s ‘Spider-man: Homecoming’. Though the studio is still looking for a 2019 release, Joe Carnahan’s departure has left the film’s future uncertain.

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7. Bad Boys IV (TBA)

The fourth installment of the Bad Boys series is set to be shot back to back along with the third installment. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence were in talks to star in both installments, but regular delays have put the film on indefinite hold.

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8. 1921 Black Wall Street (TBA)

In 1921, a group of white attackers massacred hundreds of African-Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This deadly historic event can possibly be shown on screen in 2019-20. Tim Story, who had previously directed ‘Fantastic Four’ (2005) and its sequel, has reportedly hired screenwriters and plans to produce and direct the film based on the events surrounding the massacre. Being a movie focused on the African-American community, Will Smith is eyed for an important role in the film. Although the movie is in pre-development stage, Smith’s presence in the film will definitely be a big plus.

9. Bright 2 (2020)

The sequel to Bright has been greenlit by Netflix to go into production, after Suicide Squad Sequel was pushed to 2021. Will Smith will reunite with ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Bright’ Director David Ayer. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah are handling the script, taking the reign over from Max Landis, who previously wrote the screenplay. Not much is known about the sequel at this point, but it is expected to release in 2020.

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