We had previously heard Will Smith had an interest in playing the Genie in a live action “Aladdin” movie, but we now have news that this interest is no more. That’s because it’s confirmed and locked down that Will Smith will be acting as Genie!
This news was announced at the D23 Expo. Along with that Aladdin will be portrayed by Mena Massoud, and Naomi Scott, last seen in Saban’s “Power Rangers” as Kimberly, would be Jasmine. We’re excited to see what Will Smith does with the role.
Source: Shadow and Act