Will Smith’s ‘Emancipation’ launch date in flux following Oscars slap: report

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The discharge date for Will Smith’s upcoming mission with Apple, “Emancipation,” is in flux.

The film’s launch has reportedly been delayed to 2023, in keeping with Variety. Though “Emancipation” did not have an actual launch date, the movie was anticipated to be proven on the fall movie festivals later this yr, the outlet reported.

There nonetheless hasn’t been an official launch date offered by Apple, however a supply informed Selection that the discharge delay is “the unspoken truth.”

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Will Smith, 2022 Oscars

Will Smith, 2022 Oscars
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“Emancipation” would have been Smith’s first mission launched since he received greatest actor for “King Richard” on the 2022 Oscars. His win was overshadowed by his violent outburst on Chris Rock.

Regardless of a number of initiatives reportedly placed on pause, Candle Media has chosen to proceed to work with Smith and his manufacturing firm, Westbrook Studios.

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“It’s a great company. They have great projects. They’re very multi-faceted. They have a film and TV production. They have social media stories like Red Table Talk. … They have a big social media branding operation. So it’s a very good company. We have a 10% stake. That’s where we are for now. We think they’re a really great company,” CEO Kevin Mayer mentioned on the MipTV convention in Cannes, in keeping with Selection.

Will Smith attends the Global Press Conference in support of

Will Smith attends the World Press Convention in help of “Gemini Man” on the YouTube Area LA Oct. 4, 2019, in Los Angeles.
(Rachel Murray/Getty Pictures for Paramount Footage)

Smith stormed the stage whereas Rock was presenting an award after Rock made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s bald head. The actress suffers from alopecia, which she has been outspoken about previously.

The “Hancock” star was allowed to simply accept his Oscar on stage lower than an hour later. The following day, he apologized to Rock and the academy by way of Instagram. Smith later resigned from the academy. 

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Regardless of his resignation, the academy determined to ban Smith from attending the Oscars and different occasions for the following ten years.

Smith seemingly has begun to work on transferring on from the incident and not too long ago traveled to India to concentrate on yoga and meditation. The journey got here as experiences surfaced that the actor had not “personally apologized” to Rock.

Will Smith attends a

Will Smith attends a “Bad Boys For Life” picture name at Villa Magna resort Jan. 8, 2020, in Madrid.
(Pablo Cuadra/WireImage)

“Will’s ‘spiritual journey’ to India for yoga and meditation seems cynical and ridiculous given that he hasn’t apologized personally to the one person he assaulted in front of millions,” a Hollywood insider informed Page Six.

“No amount of Namastes will make up for that,” the supply added.

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