Will Smith just dropped a teaser for his role as Genie in the upcoming live-action remake of the hit Disney Movie ‘Aladdin’ and social media is here for it!
Will Smith teased all of his 23.1 million followers with a poster for the upcoming live-action remake of the classic Disney movie ‘Aladdin.’ The 50-year-old actor will be playing the role of Genie but he’s all bottled up until the film’s release in May 2019!
The original Genie was voiced by late legendary actor Robin Williams back in 1992 and grossed over $504,050,219 worldwide according to Box Office Mojo. Although everyone loves a good rom-com featuring an adorable couple like Aladdin and Jasmine, it’s safe to say Genie steals the show.
Much like Robin Williams, Will is a beloved charismatic actor and the perfect choice for the role. But according to Disney Executive Cathleen Taff, Will is putting his spin on the original character.
“No one can replicate the iconic performance by Robin Williams, and we wouldn’t want them to. Let’s just say, he’s a little Fresh Prince, a little Hitch, and a whole lot of attitude,” Cathleen shared at CinemaCon.
The live-action remake also stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, and of course Will Smith as the Genie.
Check out Influencers reactions below!
Will Smith can pull off the voice of Genie. Nobody can do what Robin did. No point in trying. Will can make it fun.
— Small Freedia (@KidFury) July 15, 2017
They remaking one of my fav movies, Aladdin .And Will Smith is playing the Genie too. Can't wait
— C-Lo (@clop3z) April 20, 2017
Yooooo they’re making a live-action Aladdin remake and Will Smith is the genie!!! 😱
6 year old me is actually screaming jk 32 year old me screamed out loud 🧞♂️ pic.twitter.com/1S2rkNwoK6
— The Boi (@ChuBoi) October 10, 2018
All I know is Will Smith is gonna kill the Genie role. https://t.co/yG4jcA0kr8
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) October 12, 2018
Will Smith shares 1st ALADDIN Cast Photo: Will's the Genie, Naomi Scott is Jasmine, Mena Massoud is Aladdin & Marwan Kenzari is Jafar pic.twitter.com/G0fiMkO7zA
— Andy Signore (@andysignore) September 6, 2017
WILL SMITH GONNA BE GENIE?????? WHATTTT
— LISTEN TO MY PODCAST EXTRA GRAVY SHOW (@ThatDudeMCFLY) July 16, 2017
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