Will Smith is to reprise his function because the Genie within the ‘Aladdin’ sequel.
The 54-year-old star is being lined up by Disney to return for the live-action sequel in considered one of his first roles since he slapped Chris Rock on stage on the Oscars final yr.
It’s stated that Will’s Genie can be enjoying an excellent larger half than he did within the authentic 2019 film.
The script for the sequel is presently being written and it’s hoped that filming may start on the finish of the yr.
A film insider informed The Solar newspaper’s Weird column: “This could be one of many first films Will has shot for the reason that Oscars slap and it’s fairly stunning, provided that it is going to be for a youngsters’ movie.
“He has carried out numerous work on himself and the consensus is that it’ll all be very a lot up to now by the point the film is launched.
“The primary movie was an enormous success so it will be foolish to not make one other, and it will be an actual disgrace to must re-cast Will over what occurred.
“So Disney is eager to face by him and produce him again into the fold.”
The primary film was directed by Man Ritchie and revamped £800 million on the field workplace and starred Mena Massoud, who performed Aladdin, stated final month that he was wanting to return for a sequel.
The 31-year-old actor stated: “There was a change with the writers, and they’re engaged on a brand new draft. If ‘Aladdin 2’ occurs, that is unbelievable. It ought to occur.
“It isn’t going to be based mostly off the animated model. That is going to be a brand new authentic story.”