Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson may replace Will Smith in the ‘Aladdin’ sequel
We all know how Disney handles controversies involving their stars; they typically respond a little too hastily. They did it with Johnny Depp without criticism, and Will Smith may be in a similar scenario.
Smith portrays the fabled persona formerly inhabited by the late great Robin Williams in 1990s animation. The film grossed over $1 billion at the box office. A major decision about the ‘Aladdin’ sequel looks to have been taken after the recent Oscars event.
We’ll take this as a rumour because the source from two weeks ago isn’t very reliable. Giant Freakin Robot claims to have the greatest scooping sources, however they appear to be a little entertainment news site. They claim Disney is already repairing the harm done by Will Smith.
It wouldn’t surprise me if Disney is actively seeking for a suitable substitute for his role as the Genie in the ‘Aladdin’ sequel. The actor purportedly in discussions to play an undefined role in the film would surprise many, but he is a terrific option if the rumour is accurate.
Disney is reportedly in negotiations with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for an unidentified part in the upcoming Aladdin sequel. They don’t disclose he’s in discussions to portray the Genie, but the timing is odd. If Disney continues to operate as they have in the face of scandal, Johnson is the perfect substitute for Will Smith.
Remember Dwayne also had a musical role in ‘Moana’ and killed it. But none of this is confirmed yet, and we will have to wait for additional details. No official word yet on what Disney wants to do with Will Smith after his controversy.