Hey, does anyone remember the fact that Guy Ritchie is making a live-action Aladdin? Yeah, me neither. Well, how’s this for a reminder: Will Smith may be playing the Genie.
Yeah, I’m as confused as you are. According to Deadline, the Collateral Beauty star has just entered into talks with Disney to voice the iconic blue Genie. Smith, of course, would be replacing the role once defined by the late great Robin Williams.
Now, it’ll be hard to top Williams’ performance, but I’m glad they appear to be going for something different instead of simply trying to replicate his performance. Now, I’m not sure how I feel about Will Smith of all people doing the voice, but hey, there’s no way it can be Smith’s worst career choice, right?
You know what, fuck it, I’m into it. Let’s see how weird this thing gets.