Will Smith’s upcoming movie Emancipation will most likely delay its premiere until 2023, Variety reported Friday, after the actor was had several other projects pushed back amid the fallout from slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars in March.

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A release date for Apple’s Emancipation hadn’t yet been announced—though it was expected to be released in 2022—and a source told Variety “it’s the unspoken truth” the movie will be pushed to 2023, despite internal conversations about how it could be released later this year.

Smith will still serve as executive producer for the second season of Bel-Aira dramatic retelling of his breakout sit-com The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Airwhich will air in 2023, according to Deadline,

Production on Smith’s National Geographic nature series Pole to Pole was supposed to start soon but was delayed until the fall, a source familiar with the situation told bloomberg last month.

Shortly after the incident, Netflix delayed development on the Smith-led film Fast and Looseaccording to The Hollywood Reporter and Varietyand a source told the Reporter production of Bad Boys 4 would pause.

In the wake of the incident, Smith resigned from the Academy, giving up his ability to vote for Oscar nominees, shortly after the group launched an investigation into his actions.

The Academy Of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences announced last month that Smith cannot attend events put on by the group, including the Academy Awards, until 2032, though he can still be nominated.


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