Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ is all set to release on May 24, 2019. Disney Aladdin released it’s first full trailer and it has already won many hearts. This live-action movie has given a much-needed boost with the mainstream viewers.
The Controversial Debate
Since the production of this movie began, the most debatable aspect of this film was casting Will Smith as a Genie. Genie is an iconic and famous role played by late Robin Williams. But, after seeing the improved deception of Genie, fans are loving Will Smith’s version of the character. Will Smith recently posted on Instagram paying tribute to the late Robin Williams.
(Source Instagram: Will Smith Pays Tribute To Robin Williams)
The timing of this post couldn’t be more perfect!
Hypothetically speaking, Will Smith could have spent his day taking a victory lap after hearing positive reviews about his character, but instead, he chose to show respect to one of the Disney’s G.O.A.T.s. Some of the cynical fans out there may look at the move by Smith and assume that actor is attempting to drum up favor with Disney die-hards (which maybe be true). Although, if you aren’t getting the love for your version of Genie, invoking the holy name of Robin Williams is a great way to easily prompt a wave of supportive “likes” for the reference. But, don’t forget that the picture was created by Luigi Lucarelli, a character designer for Disney TV, Hasbro, and other kid-friendly companies and brands. So it’s not exactly amateur fan art as it is studio-approved social media posting. Again, just saying…
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On the other hand, for the less cynical movie fans out there, this is just a nice show of love from one actor /comedian to another. Remembering the talent of Robin Williams and the trailblazing performance which has now left Smith with the opportunity to score one of his biggest box office hits in years.
Let us know how eagerly are you waiting for this movie!