Will Smith is apparently in talks to play the iconic role of the Genie in the upcoming Aladdin live-action remake, directed by Guy Ritchie. Is that not the best casting decision ever made?!
Disney has never been cooler!
First came the announcement that the one and only Beyoncé would be voicing Nala in the remake of The Lion King, and now this…
Stepping into the shoes of the late Robin Williams is undoubtedly going to be a tough task for any actor or comedian, but we think Will Smith might just be the one to do the legendary part justice.
Will Smith was also in talks to be in the remake of the new Dumbo movie, to be directed by Tim Burton, but reports are suggesting that that’s no longer the case.
The Aladdin remake, which will be a full-on musical much like the latest Beauty and the Beast remake starring Emma Watson, will reportedly start filming this summer.
No word on who will play Aladdin, Jasmine, Jafar or any of the other characters, but we’re sure we’ll find out soon enough.
Who would you like to see play these famous roles?
We can definitely see Freida Pinto as Princess Jasmine… what say you?