Will Smith Might Play This Iconic Disney Role

Photo: David Fisher/Shutterstock/REX

Will Smith may have dropped out of Dumbo, but he may not yet be out of the Disney live action reboot game. While we're not sure at all what a live action reboot of Dumbo would look like, especially given that Smith was likely to play the title role, this new news makes sense. The latest rumor, as reported by Variety, is that Smith could play the Genie in the live action Aladdin.

Guy Ritchie will direct the movie, teaming with Big Fish writer John August in probably the oddest director-property match we can think of. Will the live action film be a gritty, profanity-laced version of the charming thief? How many times will Brad Pitt stick a gun in someone's face? Is Vinnie Jones involved? Questions abound.

Smith seems more or less suited for the role. He's a big, charming personality that can dominate the screen in any role he's in. Choosing a comedian for the role would have been complicated, as Williams' performance went beyond definitive. So they went with a movie star instead. We can't knock it.

Should he turn down the role, comedian Gabriel Iglesias is more than ready to step in.


Photo: David Fisher/Shutterstock/REX


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