‘Aladdin’ Toy Images Showcase Will Smith’s Full-Blue Genie Costume

Aladdin toy images feature the Genie (Will Smith) in a fully-blue costume, reflecting his more fantastical form.

Disney’s trend of remaking their classic animated movies into live-action films continues this year, with three of the studios’ most iconic stories heading to the big screen once more. Tim Burton’s Dumbo is in theaters now and Jon Favreau’s The Lion King arrives later this summer, in JulyIn between those two films, Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin hits theaters. The latest Disney live-action remake features Will Smith as the Genie, who was famously voiced by Robin Williams in the original 1992 Aladdin.

Will Smith’s Genie was front and center in a new set of Aladdin toys giving fans a look at the character wearing a fully-blue costume, which obviously reflects the Genie’s more iconic, supernatural form. Check out the intriguing image in the Instagram post below to get a new glimpse at Will Smith’s Genie.

Aladdin isn’t the only high-profile Disney movie opening over the course of the next couple of months. The Will Smith-led remake arrives almost one month after the highly-anticipated sequel Avengers: Endgame hits the big screen. Less than a month after Aladdin opens, Dark Phoenix premieres in theaters. Although Dark Phoenix wasn’t initially produced by Disney, the Fox/Disney merger has since resulted in the movie falling into the hands of the studio before its release date.

Will Smith led a comic book film of his own almost three years ago, titled Suicide Squad. Guardians of the Galaxy James Gunn is set to write and direct the upcoming sequel to the film but Will Smith will not be reprising his role of Deadshot. Although he won’t be playing Deadshot, Will Smith will be gracing the big screens this summer as another iconic character, the Genie.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin as soon as more information becomes available. Are you looking forward to Will Smith bringing the Genie to the big screen in live-action? Have you been a fan of the Aladdin trailers so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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” 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.

The film is currently slated to hit theaters May 24, 2019.

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Top Actors To Replace Ben Affleck In Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’

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Batman Ben Affleck Matt ReevesBen 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

Michael Fassbender X-Men

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

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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.

Ryan Gosling

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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

Jon Hamm Mad Men

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

Armie Hammer The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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.

Richard Madden

Richard Madden Bodyguard

Game of Thrones alum Richard Madden is my top choice to replace Ben Affleck as Batman. The actor is young, has the look and definitely has the acting chops to play the duality of Batman and Bruce Wayne. Madden just won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Television series for the BBC drama Bodyguard, so Warner Bros. may want to quickly snatch him up.

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