A Deepfake takes Will Smith’s blue Genie from the new live-action Aladdin film and replaces him with Robin Williams’ original take on the character from the 1992 animated film.
It’s no secret that Will Smith’s Genie from the upcoming live-action adaptation of the animated Disney classic Aladdin didn’t quite land right with fans and critics all over the internet. We’ve seen parodies involving Genie crossovers with Avengers villain Thanos, Dragon Ball Z villain Majin Buu, and even Shrek which only means that Will Smith’s character will have to be outstanding in the movie for us to even compare it with Robin Willams’ original version in the animated classic film.
In the meantime, Derpfakes, a Youtube channel which specializes in parodies involving the Deepfake face-swap technology, replaced Will Smith’s face with Robin Williams’ in the latest Aladdin trailer:
It’s safe to say that, even if the face-swap looks creepy, nostalgia also takes over when watching this particular edit. Robin Williams’ interpretation of the genie is almost legendary amongst people who were kids in the ’80s and ’90s, so Will Smith has the herculean task of convincing everyone that his interpretation is on par with what Robin Williams did when the movie hits theaters later this year.
Some suspect that Disney released the Frozen 2 trailer due to the backlash they felt with the Aladdin trailer, which got a lot of mixed reactions, to say the least. Of course, the internet stopped worrying about Aladdin and instantly switched the conversation to how much Frozen 2 was expected. Disney may have dodged this particular bullet, but reviews are coming later this year and then we’ll know for sure if Guy Ritchie made it with his remake of the Disney classic.
What do you think Will Smith needs to do in order to achieve what Robin Williams did with the Genie? Sound off in the comment section 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.
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.