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Will Smith movies: Speculation about his return to work in Hollywood

Updated on August 4, 2009
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I am writing this here hub in late May - early june of 2009, and as of this time it has been almost six months since the actor Will smith was seen in a feature film. (the last movie that he was seen in was last December's Seven Pounds)  This in itself isn't really a big deal, since most A list actors in Hollywood are only seen  in a couple of projects a year at most and Smith kept a high profile with a busy 2008, starring in two movies. (the aforementioned Seven Pounds as well as the summer pop corn-action flick Hancock)  The reason that many smith fans might wonder about what's next for him is because of his announcement in the last half of last year that he would be taking upto a year off from his film work to spend more quality time with his family.  Now those of us that enjoy Smith's work are starting to wonder what projects he will be involved in when he decides to make his return to acting.

  Since his last effort was such a dark drama (especially so, considering that it was released at christmas-time), I would not be at all surprised if Smith were to return by working on a comedy or action thriller.  At this time no single projects have been confirmed by Smith's PR people as having definitely received the green light from Smith as being his next project, but there is some speculation out there as to what could likely be in line for smith in the coming year. If you were to go to the movie and entertainment website,, right now and browse Will Smith's profile on there, you would see that he is listed as being involved in over twenty different projects that are all currently listed as being 'in development'. That is quite staggering, even for Hollywood where various actors names are constantly being attached to numerous projects at once. I offer you now this latest list of possible future Will Smith movies in its entirety:

    1. The American Can
    2. Untitled Will Smith/Chef Jeff Project
    3. My Wife Hates Your Wife
    4. The Long Run
    5. Untitled I Am Legend Prequel
    6. Cooked
    7. The Billionaire's Vinegar
    8. Angelology
    9. The Last Pharaoh
    10. Amulet
    11. Old Boy
    12. Greenbacks
    13. It Takes a Thief
    14. Welcome to the Sticks
    15. Extra Protection
    16. Unfinished Business
    17. Time Share
    18. Brushback
    19. Newton's Law
    20. Sisters of Mercy
    21. Empire
    22. Untitled Courage Crew Project
    (list courtesy of

Of all of the titles listed above, only a few of them have been receiving any real attention from fans or the media so far. The I Am Legend prequel mentioned above has been talked about by Smith fans, but I don't really get the feeling that smith himself is all that excited about it at this time. The Last Pharaoh has also been covered by the media and this film seems to have more buzz behind it since Smith has expressed some interest in possibly making this his return"pet project" after his hiatus from Hollywood. The basic gist of Pharaoh is that Smith would play Taharqa, an Egyptian pharaoh who defended his land from Assyrian invaders in the 7th century BC. The Last Pharaoh is being written by Randall Wallace  (of Braveheart fame) for Columbia Pictures, based upon a story idea that Smith is reported to have wanted to see made into a movie for a very long This is the project that I most expect to hear about as the most likely next choice for Smith, but really, only time will tell.


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      mckinley mill 6 years ago

      I am a hugh will smith fan since his first recording I am from overbrook high 1973 (track team 100yds) he is from philly and overbrook he does me proud he makes me glad to be from philly and to have attended overbrook high he has a great spirit and i have nothing but brotherly love for you peace and blessings mckinley mills sr.

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      nickie 1012 6 years ago

      I am a very big fan of Will, his orginality and legacy stuck with me all this years from fresh prinze to i am legend. I love his acting and his sense of humor. For somebody as busy as him and still be able to take some time off to spend with his family is very admirable. How many hollywood stars with his caliber truly balances their personal life and the limelight so well. Hats off to you Will you are a great example to me and the rest of the world. Till your next film

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      craig 6 years ago

      i hope that will do one bad boys

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      Stacy 7 years ago

      where did Will get his story idea; they provide all information about this movie but who wrote it before it was given to randall...

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      jun 7 years ago

      the last pharoah sounds interesting for will smith as a come back movie, hope to see him on the big screens wearing egyptian clothes

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      Samoine 7 years ago

      Willard Christopher Smith......we miss you my brotha but you deserve the time off. You are truly one of the hardest working men in the world. Take care of Jada and your kids. And don't let the haters get to you. Hey, they talked about another man i know. Keep on doing what you do because your life is an annointed one. People like you give and give but get tired as well. Stay sweet and that sexy brotha that stands up for his manhood, his wife and children. Until the next blockbuster, peace.

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      m.p istifanus 7 years ago

      will, solidly i am with you @ my countyr over here in nigeria my home take time out and relax watching you DVD collection. we miss much of you but one thing stand out your family.

      come back quick .

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      Schaefer18 7 years ago

      Please dont you know what are Will Smiths prepating ACTION movies where he should star a main role. I know that many of his projects what are on imdb he will only produce. Thanks

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      Will Harris 7 years ago

      Will Smith, i'm a number fan and wud love 2 c him actin agen in the future. i really hope its soon so i can add the nxt movie to my will smith collection. its gonna b awesome.

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      johndetlefs 8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      He seems to really love doing uplifting films.. that's one of the reasons i really enjoy what he does.. in pursuit of happyness was awesome..

      Thanks for the hub!

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      Sanne94 8 years ago

      I´m from Holland, but I´m such a huge fan! I love his music and the movies are always good! I hope so much that there are coming more, but I do agree family time is good for him!I really wish I good see him in real life...but that probably never happen! I hope to see a lot more of him!!

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      prasetio30 8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      thanks for share about will smith . I am fans of him. great hub.

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      jim10 8 years ago from ma

      Will Smith is one of my favorite actors. I was a huge fan ever since I heard his first few CDs. The Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff were an amazing team. I always liked that he would always be himself. He didn't switch to "gangsta rap" just because it became the in thing to do. His show was hilarious and his movies are great too. I'm glad he is taking time out for his family. He has been so busy for quite some time. I haven't gotten to see Seven Pounds yet. But, hopefully soon.