It seems like Disney isn’t happy with Will Smith after the slap.
We all know how Disney reacts to scandals with many of their disgraced stars, they often bust out the axe a little too quickly for our taste. They did it with Johnny Depp without asking any questions and there are rumors of Will Smith possibly going through a similar situation.
In his role as the Genie, Smith portrayed the mythical character that was previously inhabited by the late great Robin Williams in animation back in the ’90s. The film gathered wild success by amassing over $1 billion in the box office. But the recent Oscars incident appears to have spooked Disney executives, who apparently have made a massive decision in regards to the ‘Aladdin’ sequel.
Given that this source from two weeks ago is not a majorly reputable source, we are going to treat this like a rumor. Giant Freakin Robot claims to have some of the best scooping sources in the industry but they appear to be a fairly small news site for entertainment. According to them, Disney is already trying to do damage control with Will Smith.
Knowing Disney, it wouldn’t be surprising if they are actively looking for an ideal replacement who can take over his role as the Genie in the ‘Aladdin’ sequel. The actor who is allegedly in talks to take over an unspecified role in the movie will surprise more than one, but he is definitely a great choice if this story turns out to be true.