Casting the Genie for the Aladdin Remake

I wrote this article a few months ago when the idea of Will Smith voicing the Genie was first talked about. Now it is confirmed he is the Genie in Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin. Remember change is not a bad thing.


On the 11th of August 2014 the world lost one of the most talented comedians and actors of the recent time, with the tragic passing of Robin Williams. As someone who grew up in the 90s, Williams was someone who you would watch regularly in great family films that were loved by many from Mrs Doubtfire, Jumanji, Hook (for some reason its popular to hate this movie now but I still love it) and Aladdin. As I got a little older I saw a different actor in Williams from the goofy family comedian to a man with incredible range from comedy to drama and even thrillers, Robin Williams really was talented. It is hard to think of any actor who could match what Williams offered on screen.

Robin Williams2 Image via IMDb

We are now in a day and age where movie studios are looking to reboot or remake popular films…

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