Will Smith Could Play The Genie In Live-Action Remake Of Aladdin
Look, I love Will Smith. His performances are pretty awesome, whether they're apocalyptic like I Am Legend, badass like Bad Boys, feel good like The Pursuit of Happiness or funny like The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.
But what actor in their right mind would want to take on a role which was so masterfully done by the late Robin Williams. It's like when Jared Leto reprised the Joker after Heath Ledger died - he still gave an impressive performance but, like, don't.
Either way, director Guy Ritchie wants to push on with making the live-action Disney movie and he's still looking for the lead roles of the Genie and Aladdin.
When he was asked why he wanted to do Aladdin out of all the Disney movies he told Vulture: "My stories are really about street hustlers. That's what I know how to do. And Aladdin is a classic street hustler who makes good."
According to the Hollywood Reporter,Will is in talks to be the big blue Genie which provides three magical wishes.
Hollywood Reporter writer, Mia Galuppo, wrote: "Smith was previously in talks with Tim Burton about the live-action Dumbo movie, but a deal never materialized due to scheduling.
"Smith had been trying to juggle that project and Bad Boys 3, but with Bad Boys 3 now off the table, temporarily due to a loss of a director, Smith may have more wiggle room in that department. Smith remains a high-salary player so a deal is far from a sure thing."
While I might have my reservations about the rumours, others very much approve.
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I was so worried at who would play genie in the aladdin movie, but I think Will Smith is a good choice honestly.
- Mike Snyder (@TheMikeSnyder) April 19, 2017
Surprisingly I'm not hating this news that Will Smith might be playing Genie in the live action ALADDIN. pic.twitter.com/6bhQ19AY23
- JTE (@JTEmoviethinks) April 19, 2017
i am 100000% on board for will smith as the genie in aladdin. fuck robin williams. throw the original in the trash. wiki wiki wild wild east
- demi adejuyigbe (@electrolemon) April 19, 2017
Can Will Smith PLEASE be the genie in the Aladdin remake? PLEASE? I know he ain't Robin Williams but he's great for the role.
- 2002 Chris Jericho (@SlickVick_23) April 19, 2017
unpopular opinion: i think will smith would be a great genie for Aladdin? He's got the comedy chops and years of experience.
- neo tokyo's finest (@kanedasbike) April 19, 2017
The remake will be similar to Beauty and the Beast which was released a few weeks ago. It's proved to be quite the money-making machine and has pulled in more than a billion dollars worldwide.
Movie technology has advanced to the point where film makers can finally bring to life what many of us grew up with as cartoons. There have been plenty movies that have been remade for a new generation.
You've got Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent, Cinderella and The Jungle Book. People can also get excited for Mulan, which is set to be released next year.
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