Will Smith is working hard to get his career back on track. Ever since the public incident at the 2022 Oscars awards show, people have been hesitant to work with him. At last year's ceremony, Smith approached the stage and slapped Chris Rock in the face in front of the entire audience. The violent act was in response to Chris Rock making an offensive joke about Smith's wife. Immediately following the exchange, Smith was promptly criticized and blacklisted by many.
As a result of all of the chaos, the rest of 2022 was a quiet one for Smith's career. One year later, he is hopeful that his upcoming projects will allow him to turn over a new leaf. The actor, who chose to remain nearly radio silent last year, has two new movies in the works. He will star in both Bad Boys 4 and Fast and Loose. Originally, Fast and Loose was scheduled to begin production at the start of 2022. After the slap, the project took a break to let the tension around Smith settle down.
Will Smith's Earnings For "Bad Boys 4" And "Fast And Loose"
Both of Will Smith's upcoming films will be action movies, a genre the actor specializes in. Timing is everything, and Smith is making a wise choice by announcing his future projects so close to the anniversary of the Oscars. The legend will also be receiving $50 million total for both movies, at $25 million per film. Smith is not the only person speaking up about the Oscars incident. Chris Rock recently made a jab at the man who assaulted him during his recent Netflix comedy special. It is safe to assume Rock is not too excited to see Smith come back to the big screen.
Fans of Smith, however, are eager to see what lies in store for the previously outcasted actor. Many people are still in support of the man who was offended on his wife's behalf. Regardless of the giant stain on the actor's professional career, it is likely he will continue to be successful with his new work. Tune back in after the 2023 Oscars ceremony to see any new drama that may occur.