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Is Nothing Sacred? Will Smith As The Genie In Aladdin!

I really enjoyed the Beauty and the Beast remake with Emma Watson. They did a very admirable job by bringing such an iconic story to life and used a great cast to boot, I didn’t even know Sir Ian McKellen played Cogsworth till the end of the film and was blown away.


For Disney nothing is withheld with these remakes, such as Cinderella (which I believe benefited from the remake), Alice in Wonderland, to now Aladdin. With Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, Snatch) set to direct, and Will Smith in talks to take the role of Genie I’m having second thoughts.

I’m wondering how they’ll do with the Genie from Aladdin since we don’t have the iconic Robin Williams to play him anymore.  Either the movie will be brilliant and do it well or it’ll turn into a pile of garbage set alight like Kazaam with Shaquille O’Neal playing the titular role. God that movie was something awful yet hilarious if you’re watching the Nostalgia Critic review.

Like Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin will be a live-action musical, but Will Smith is a rapper and not the Broadway Hamilton kind either.

The classic tale of Aladdin hasn’t changed. We still have the story centered around a poor young man who falls in love with a princess. He finds a magical lamp and inadvertently unlocks the genie trapped inside. The genie grants the boy wishes which the boy uses to win over the young princess.

Currently, we don’t know whether Will Smith will actually take the role. Prior to this he was in talks over a Dumbo remake that Tim Burton was set to direct, but it fell through. Aladdin is expected to begin shooting by July in the U.K. which is only a few short months away. Hopefully we’ll get an update soon.

What do you guys think; do you want an Aladdin remake? Did you like any of the previous Disney live-action remakes? Let me know in the comments below.

New Beauty and the Beast Image From EMPIRE Magazine

Here’s a new still from the highly anticipated live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. The still features Gaston (Luke Evans) offering this lovely bouquet to a very unamused, uninterested Belle (Emma Watson). One can deduce that this scene probably takes place after (possibly before) Belle and company sing the aptly titled classic “Belle” that we all know well from the original animated film.

Emma Watson is clad in the iconic blue and white outfit we’ve all come to know so well over the last 25 years (yes, it’s really been that long!) The original Beauty and the Beast premiered November 22nd 1991, and it’s just as iconic and relevant as ever. The cultural impact of this film is indisputable, and the first full trailer even became the most watched ever within a 24 hour period. It’s safe to say that this film is going to be a massive success despite what critics and audiences will say at the time of its release. Time will only tell if this tale as old as time lives up to the hype, and delivers a balanced mix of originality and nostalgia.

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Finally! The First OFFICIAL Beauty and The Beast Trailer!


by Joey Pedras (@joeypedras)

At this year’s D23 Expo in Anaheim, California we were given a very, very tiny sneak peak at the upcoming Pixar lineup. Toy Story 4, Finding Dory, and a new Cars film. For us the most exciting news was the poster for The Incredibles 2. No details at all have been reveled at the expo about the film, besides the poster that was on display. It is happening, and it is “coming soon”. How soon? We’re really not sure yet, but we’re so glad we’re finally getting a sequel to this mega Pixar hit.

The original film was released 11 years ago this November. Quite the gap between the original film, and what will be its sequel. The first film left off with all of The Incredibles dawning their costumes, and fighting crime as a family. Where, and when the sequel will pick up is yet to be determined.

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