After Will Smith slapped Chris Rock in the middle of the 2022 Oscars ceremony, the 54-year-old American actor’s career and popularity have been on the decline, as well as having been banned for ten years by the Academy of Hollywood Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, to date has not played any character.
Despite his attempts at redemption, showing repentance and even having publicly apologized to comedian and friend Chris Rock, his mistake does not seem to be in the past, since the interpreter of the Prince of Rap in Bel-Air He has not been able to relaunch his acting career in Hollywood.
However, ten months after that incident in which he defended his wife at the Oscar award ceremony, the sun reported that Disney may be preparing Smith’s return to theaters, as the actor is still being considered to play the genie in the sequel to the movie. live action of aladdin 2.
After the first delivery of Aladdin, released in 2019, broke a record as one of the most successful by grossing more than a billion dollars worldwide, a source close to the production of the film produced by Guy Ritchie revealed that the Mickey Mouse production house is willing to bring Will Smith back on the big screen.
He’s done a lot of work on himself, and the consensus is that it’ll all be in the past by the time the movie comes out. The first movie was a huge success, so it would be silly not to do another one, and it would be a real shame to have to cast Will again because of what happened. So Disney is willing to support him and bring him back into the fold.
Aware that Will Smith was one of the fundamental pieces that gave the film success, the person close to the production assured that it would be a mistake not to take him into account due to the slap incident. In addition, he revealed that in the sequel, the character of the genius has much more participation and prominence than in the first.
Similarly, with the return of Smith as the beloved genie from the lamp, the directors are also planning to keep actors Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott in their roles as Aladdin and Jasmine, respectively. Although one of the things that changed about the project was that the script writers are not the same, so the story will not be based on the animated version, but will be a completely original plot.
Although so far the only thing that is known is that they are preparing a new draft for aladdin 2it only remains to wait for Disney to confirm the production of this sequel, which most likely will arrive for a few more years.