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Alan Tudyk To Voice Iago In Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’
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Jafar and Iago in Disney's Aladdin (1992)

Alan Tudyk is considered a good luck charm to Walt Disney Studios, having appeared and voiced multiple characters in different Disney properties from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, and Lucasfilm.

Now the actor will be taking his voice talents to a different part of Disney, their live-action department. According to new reports, Tudyk will be voicing Iago in director Guy Ritchie‘s live-action adaptation of Aladdin. More on the report below.

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‘Aladdin’ Trailer: Disney Shares A Whole New, and Different, World With You
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Trailers for Disney’s live-action adaptation of Aladdin have been relying on old familiar themes and elements from the animated original. At the same time, there needed to be some new additions to generate a new wave of fans who may have never seen the Ron Clements‎ and ‎John Musker-directed original or just may not have been around to see it.

While that may have worked for some, a brand new trailer gives us a better sense of the size and scope of the live-action remake while also bringing back some of the more memorable scenes from the 1992 film. Check it out below.

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Will Smith Exits ‘Suicide Squad 2’ Due To Scheduling Conflicts
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Will Smith

Sorry folks, it looks like you won’t be seeing Floyd Lawton take another contract in Suicide Squad 2. Will Smith, who introduced us to the cinematic version of the character, won’t be coming back. While the script was one of the weakest parts of the first film, Deadshot himself was one of the best parts of the film.

Sure, we’ve seen some key actors stay and others leave before. But Smith is not leaving for the reasons that Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill (…maybe) exited. Scheduling conflicts contributed to this parting of ways. More on the report below.

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Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Grammy Spot Reveals Will Smith As A Big Blue Genie
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Aladdin's Will Smith as the blue Genie

This year, Disney will be taking us to a whole new world of their live-action adaptations of their animated classics. Following up the success of such films like The Jungle Book and Beauty and The Beast, the studio will be releasing Aladdin. Expectations are riding high for this one as it is a widely beloved title and all eyes will be on Will Smith, who plays the role of Genie, who was voiced by the late Robin Williams in the original.

During the Grammy Awards broadcast on Sunday night, Disney unveiled another look at the live-action Aladdin, which reveals our first look at Smith’s genie. Watch it here below.

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‘Aladdin’ Images: Guy Ritchie Takes Us To A Whole New Modern World
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Aladdin Header Image

It’s been weeks since we saw the teaser trailer for Disney’s live-action adaptation of their animated classic, Aladdin. Based on the Middle Eastern folktale collection “One Thousand and One Nights,” the film will see a street rat named Aladdin (Mena Massoud) finding an all-powerful magical lamp that holds a wish-granting Genie (Will Smith). Using its power, he’ll disguise himself as a prince in order to impress Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott).

The film isn’t due out in theaters until next year, but a handful of new images have been released that give us our first looks at Princess Jasmine, Jafar (Marwan Kenzari), and, of course, Genie. Check these images out, plus a few tidbits on the film from the cast and director Guy Ritchie, below.

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Will Smith, Martin Lawrence Confirm ‘Bad Boys 3’ Officially Happening
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Will Smith and Martin Lawrence Confirm Bad Boys 3

We’ve been hearing about a possible Bad Boys 3 for a long time now. At one point, Sony even set release dates for third and fourth installments in the action franchise. But for various reasons, it hasn’t been able to find life.

Now they’re ready to give it another shot. And while it’s hard to get excited for any fan of the series who’s been waiting so long for Bad Boys 3 to happen, this time it’s a little different. Instead of the occasional news update hinting at the possibility of a sequel, this time there’s star power behind it. The stars of the first two movies, Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, took to social media to confirm that the movie is officially happening. The pair met up today to record a short video sharing the news, which you can watch below.

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First Trailer For Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Released
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Aladdin Header Image

Walt Disney Studios has released the first teaser trailer for their live-action remake of Aladdin. This follows the release of the teaser poster we saw this week.

The trailer is most definitely a teaser, not showing much at all. But we do get some familiar things in live-action (and sometimes CG) form, set to some familiar music. You can read more about the new Aladdin and check out the first trailer below.

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Teaser Poster For Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Asks You To Make Your Wishes Wisely
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Aladdin Soundtrack

Disney remaking their animated film Aladdin was highly inevitable. The film surely has its fan base like any other. And just like the remakes that came before it, they have been eagerly awaiting to see what the film will look like.

Well, it’s far from a first look at the entire cast, but Disney has released the first teaser poster for the live-action remake of Aladdin. And as you might expect, rubbing on it may make your wishes come true. Check out the teaser poster below.

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead Set To Star In ‘Gemini Man’ Alongside Will Smith
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Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Michelle in 10 Cloverfield Lane

It’s being reported that Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been cast as the female lead in Gemini Man, an upcoming action thriller from Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media. The actress beat out Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany for the role.

Winstead joins Will Smith, who will actually be playing two roles, on the cast. Smith will play an older assassin named Henry who’s looking to escape that life, and also a clone of Henry who’s 25 years younger, in top form as an assassin, and on a mission to kill his older self. Winstead will play an operative working for the same company as Smith’s character who’s ordered to keep an eye on Henry, but ultimately ends up joining forces with him.

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Netflix Confirms ‘Bright’ Sequel On The Way
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Netflix's Bright Starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton

Netflix finally released Bright recently, and reactions have been mixed. Some love it, some hate it. It’s currently sitting at 28% rotten on Rotten Tomatoes based on the reviews of 80 critics. On the other hand, audiences on Rotten Tomatoes have it at 88% based on almost 14,800 user ratings. Basically, as is usually the case, it’s best to watch and decide for yourself.

No matter what the opinions of Bright are, it’s been a big hit for Netflix. According to them it’s one of the biggest originals they’ve ever launched, TV series included, and it had the highest-viewed opening week for an original film on the service. It’s also the top movie on Netflix in over 190 countries.

Because of all of this, Netflix has announced that a sequel to the movie is now in the works. More on this and a video to announce the sequel below.

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