It’s possible that fan backlash to Will Smith’s version of the beloved genie played by Robin Williams in Aladdin prompted the sudden release of the Frozen 2 trailer by Disney.
Last weekend, Disney released a special look at their most recent rebooted childhood franchise in Aladdin.
The fan backlash was unbelievable over Will Smith’s design as the blue Genie.! I mean nobody saw it coming. At least that’s what we think.
Digital media producer D-Piddy took to his Instagram account this past Wednesday and tweeted this hilarious meme below:
Disney: *releases Aladdin trailer*
Internet: OMG GENIE LMAOOOOO
Disney: *presses IN CASE OF EMERGENCY RELEASE FROZEN 2 trailer button* https://t.co/8WtkGbXpwd
— D-Piddy (@_dpiddy) February 13, 2019
The tweet is indeed very funny and it even inspired Super Bros Movies writer @DanielRPK to respond with a rumor suggesting the trailer was released to the response from fans to Will Smith in Aladdin:
“Yup. In fact it was supposed to come out next month…”
Low and behold, as soon as word spread about Frozen 2, people began to stop talking about Aladdin and Will Smith’s genie altogether. Not to say that everything is forgiven and forgotten, that special look most definitely left a bad first impression.
Disney studios has not confirmed or denied that the trailer was scheduled to release next month or that the Aladdin trailer had any influence in their decision to release the trailer early if at all, but it was conveniently timed. Well done Disney!
Let’s set one thing straight, Will Smith is still a mega movie star. When it comes to talent, there aren’t many names on the list that have the kind of box office draw he still has before him and anytime you can recruit a someone of Will Smith’s caliber for a film as well loved as Aladdin, you’d be sure to get him.
The mixed results are unfortunate and I bet Will Smith and Disney execs wish that Men In Black neuralizer was real right now. What was your reaction to Will Smith’s genie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
“Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.
Directed by Guy Ritchie from a script he co-wrote with John August, the film stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, and Numan Acar as Hakim.
Aladdin will be released in theatres on May 24, 2019.
Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’
Ben Affleck is officially out as Batman and it's a pretty sad day.
Words cannot describe how sad I am to see Ben Affleck announce that he's no longer Batman. His Batman is why I do what I do. In Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I fell in love with his comic book-accurate interpretation of the Caped Crusader. It was a breath of fresh air and it felt like we finally had the one true Batman.
Three years have quickly sped by and we're officially going to receive a new Batman for his next movie. Last night, Ben Affleck announced that he will not return as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves' The Batman and now everyone's attention has moved towards wanting to know who the next Bruce Wayne will be. Matt Reeves is said to want an actor that's around 20 years younger than Affleck while Warner Bros. wants someone older. My guess is that Reeves wants a fresh start while the studio wants an older actor for crossover potential.
In this list, I will discuss the actors I think can replace Ben Affleck as Batman using the parameters that Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. want. Hit Next to see our picks to play the Batman.
Michael Fassbender is an X-Men alum and no stranger to comic book franchises. The actor has shown multiple levels of range and could definitely handle the Batman/Bruce Wayne personality. If they go with the older range for the next Dark Knight, then Fassbender is probably one of the best choices to take over the role.
Ben Barnes is out of a job after The Punisher season 2 and he's one of the best actors in that series. The second season tied up Barnes' arc on The Punisher and the actor has already told us that that he'd love to play the Caped Crusader. Barnes definitely has the pretty boy look going on for him and I wonder what his take on Bruce Wayne could be.
I've said this before and I'll say it again: Ryan Gosling needs to star in a superhero movie. I've always thought Gosling would make a great Batman. Every role that he's done has shown us his capability and he could crush it as Bruce Wayne.
Jon Hamm is my top choice for an older Batman. If Warner Bros. wants to cast an older actor for crossover potential, Jon Hamm is the studio's best bet. He has a similar look to Ben Affleck, and c'mon, the guy's look just screams Bruce Wayne.
Armie Hammer is 32 years old and was cast as the Caped Crusader in George Miller's Justice League: Mortal. That film will never see the light of day, but that doesn’t mean that Hammer doesn't deserve a second shot at being the Batman. He's charming, broody and will probably give his all for this role. Armie Hammer is a great option because he's young enough for Matt Reeves and Warner Bros. could work in a way for him to crossover with the rest of the DC Extended Universe.