Will Smith In Talks To Play The Genie In Disney’s ‘Aladdin’

Aladdin Will SmithIt is being reported that Suicide Squad actor Will Smith is early talks with Disney to potentially play The Genie in Guy Ritchie’s (Sherlock Holmes) live-action adaptation of Aladdin. The script comes from John August. It wasn’t said whether Smith – should he sign on for the role – would just voice the character or play the Genie through motion capture.

Filming is set to start in July and will go on till January 2018, as the studio is also currently casting two of the main characters, Aladdin and Jasmine. Here is the casting breakdown for the two roles that came out in March:

  • These characters are Middle Eastern.
  • Should be between 18-25 years old.
  • Must be able to sing.
  • Dance experience a plus.

Disney’s Aladdin currently doesn’t have a set release date.

Would you want to see Will Smith play The Genie in the film? Sound off in the comment below.

Source: Deadline

The Walt Disney Animation Library, Ranked From Worst To Best

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Disney Disney had made an unconventional “franchise” out of remaking its animated classics as live-action blockbusters. Combined with their Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars stables, it has ensured the company’s continued domination in the film sphere. Maleficent, Cinderella, and The Jungle Book were at the forefront of that charge the last few years. Now, with Beauty and the Beast hitting theaters (our review here), now is a great time to look back at Disney’s amazing animated catalog and how they stack up against each other.

Disney has had a lot of animated films released theatrically or direct-to-video, sometimes in collaboration with other studios. This list specifically focuses on those from the Walt Disney Animation department, so sorry Brave Little Toaster fans, of which I’m one. No Pixar flicks either, but fans of that studio are in luck, as we ranked their films last summer. You can check that list out below.

I haven’t seen Saludos Amigos, Make Music Mine, Song of the South, Melody Time, Fun and Fancy Free, & The Three Caballeros, hence their exclusionNaturally, we’ll most likely disagree about the specific ordering. Let’s think of it as a conversation starter. I’d love to hear what you guys think in the comments!

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Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht

Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.

  • Paul Rowden

    No…just no
    Come up with new ideas Hollywood. Ya bunch of lazy ^$$%^*

  • Jacob McMillan

    Great casting choice. He’s energetic and charismatic as F