Will Smith to Return to Disney as the Genie in Aladdin 2. The Aladdin live-action movie released in 2019 made over $800 million at the box office. Will Smith starred in the role of Genie that Robin Williams made famous. Now it looks like he may reprise his part, in his first project performance since the Oscar slapping incident with Chris Rock.
Sources are saying “This would be one of the first movies Will has shot since the Oscars slap and it is quite surprising, given that it will be for a kids’ film.” they continue “He has done a lot of work on himself and the consensus is that it will all be very much in the past by the time the movie is released.”
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Will Smith to Return to Disney
The script, loosely based on the One Thousand And One Nights series of Middle Eastern folk tales, is being written, with hopes that filming could begin at the end of the year.
Asked last month if he knew what was happening with the film, Mena Massoud said: “There was a change with the writers, and they are working on a new draft. If Aladdin 2 happens, that’s fantastic. It should happen.
“It’s not going to be based off the animated version. This is going to be a new original story.”
Related: Star Billy Magnussen gives a promising update on Aladdin Disney+ spinoff
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