News from the D23 Expo yesterday contained none other than this gem.. Will Smith is confirmed to play the Genie in the live action remake of Aladdin. Guy Ritchie is set to helm the film.
Ritchie has said he wants Tom Hardy to play Jafar – but this has not been confirmed yet and we are unsure at the moment if he is even in talks to be part of the remake.
Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) looks set to play Princess Jasmine.
Not sure about you guys but I am 100% happy that Smith is set to take over. He is one of a very small group who would be able to fill the GIGANTIC shoes of the late, great, Robin Williams.