While promoting his newest movie role in Netflix’s Bright, Will Smith somehow found himself pontificating (and prognosticating) about American politics.

“I feel very, very strongly that we are shifting into what the next age of humanity is going to be right now,” he said. “It’s just the [mess] has to get stirred up, in a way. ”

While he doesn’t mention any specific politicians or events, many feel that it’s more than coincidence that Smith’s comments fall just a day after Doug Jones’ surprising electoral victory in Alabama.”

This from IndieWire:

The two-time Oscar nominee concluded, “It’s going to be really interesting to see how humanity reacts to it … It’s going to be a mess, but it’s the mess in the cleanup. It’s the mess and the purge before that new, real light shows up.”

Bright is some weird dystopian future version of Los Angeles where, according to the YouTube trailer, people, elves and human orcs are all just trying to get along. It is  set for release on Netflix December 22nd. You can check out the trailer here:

 

 

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