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Will Smith to Open Up About Chris Rock Slap During ‘Bad Boys: Ride or Die’ Promotion


Key takeaways:

– Will Smith to tackle the 2022 Oscars slap controversy during the promotion of the upcoming film Bad Boys: Ride or Die.
– Smith expected to discuss personal revelations, including matters related to his marriage.
– Bad Boys: Ride or Die marks Smith’s significant return to Hollywood.
– Smith has other projects underway, including I Am Legend 2 and his producer role on the film Brilliance.
– Smith’s latest film, Bad Boys: Ride or Die, is set for release on June 7, 2024.

Smith’s Bold Return to Hollywood

Hollywood star Will Smith is all set to break his silence surrounding the infamous Oscars slap incident. As per insiders from the actor’s team, Smith is ready to face the controversy around the incident during the press tour for his new film, Bad Boys: Ride or Die.

Addressing the Elephant in the Room

According to Smith’s team, the actor recognizes the need to openly address this high-profile incident. Smith’s taking the plunge head-on as he prepares for his major comeback to Hollywood with the next installment of the successful Bad Boys franchise.

“In order to genuinely move on and re-dive into his passion for acting, he acknowledges the necessity of addressing this” said an insider from Smith’s team, referring to the Oscars controversy. It seems it’s time for Smith to give his perspective on an event that has shadowed him till date.

Expected Hot-Seat Discussions

Smith’s plan to openly talk about the slap issue extends to a series of appearances on top-rated US TV shows to promote Bad Boys: Ride or Die. “People are fond of a redemption narrative and Will has worked a lot on himself,” stated the insider.

The conversations will reportedly involve Smith discussing his personal life, which includes revelations from Jada Pinkett Smith’s book about their marriage, speculated to hold clues to the events that led to the notorious Oscars slap.

Bad Boys Franchise Continues

Smith is making a noteworthy comeback with Bad Boys: Ride or Die, returning as one part of the popular detective duo, alongside Martin Lawrence. Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig, Paola Núñez, and Jacob Scipio join them, repeating their roles from the previous installment.

Despite a temporary pause owing to a strike by SAG-AFTRA, the film’s production concluded in March 2024, filled with promises of another thrilling chapter in the Bad Boys series.

Smith’s Upcoming Projects

Despite the storm surrounding the Oscars incident, Smith continues to be active in his career. Aside from the fourth Bad Boys movie, Smith has signed up for I Am Legend 2.

He also has a producer hat on for the film Brilliance, which is in pre-production with its release date still kept under wraps.

In spite of being banned from the Academy for a decade, Will Smith’s dedication and love for acting remain undeterred.

Awaiting Smith’s Candid Revelations

With a release date slated for June 7, 2024, Bad Boys: Ride or Die is eagerly awaited by fans. It’s not just about Smith’s on-screen presence but the anticipation of his forthcoming candid discussions about the incident that has kept the world in suspense. As we look forward to Smith’s grand Hollywood comeback, we are equally anxious to hear his side of the story that has caused much speculation globally.

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