Will Smith is ready to show us a whole new world as the genie in the upcoming Aladdin remake. Peep the trailer inside, plus deets about Ryan Coogler returning for a Black Panther sequel…
Let the nostalgia feels commence!
Will Smith is about to go BLUE and play the Genie (originally voiced by the late Robin Williams) in a live-action adaptation of Disney’s 1992 animated classic film, Aladdin.
“LEMME OUT!! Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE! 🙂 #aladdin,” Will captioned on Instagram sharing a new poster for the upcoming film. Mena Massoud will play Aladdin, Naomi Scott will star as Princess Jasmine, and Marwan Kenzari will play Jafar.
Peep the new trailer below:
Catching his genie vibes…
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A lot of people don’t know this…. but the Taj Mahal is a mausoleum built for a single person. Emperor Shah Jahan, so distraught over the death of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, preserved her body for 22 years while he built the Taj Mahal as her final resting place. : @westbrook @aidan
Will paid a visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra and dropped some knowledge about the historical monument.
— Filmfare (@filmfare) October 11, 2018
Aladdin will hit theaters May 24, 2019. We’re more excited than the kiddies.
In other movie news…
We’re about to get more vibranium our lives. Yoossss!
Ryan Coogler brought us the box office HIT of 2018, starring Chadwick Boseman, and he’s reportedly taking us BACK to Wakanda in an upcoming sequal. Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter Ryan has signed on to write and direct a sequel to Marvel’s Black Panther.
While the move was expected — Marvel wanted to keep the creative team as intact as possible and a sequel was never in any real doubt — the timing was always unclear.
In the weeks prior and after the film’s February release, both Marvel and Coogler’s camp were hounded about when a sequel deal would be inked. Typically, a filmmaker is more than willing to quickly sign on for a follow-up, and a studio is eager to snap up a key piece of talent in the lead-up to or right after a successful opening. But Coogler’s camp shook off the peer pressure and took its time in making a deal, which occurred under the radar some time ago.
Sources say the plan at this stage is for Coogler to write the script next year with an eye to start production in either late 2019 or early 2020. Marvel and parent company Disney, however, have not made any official announcements about Marvel’s slate of movies beyond the release of the next Avengers pic in May 2019 and a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel in July — and plans could shift.
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