The Rock(Dwayne Johnson) is one of the biggest names not only in WWE but also in Hollywood after he transitioned his career into acting. ‘The Great One’ has worked in several blockbuster moviesand now it seems that he could be replacing Will Smith in Disney’s Aladdin Sequel (per Giant Freakin Robot). Will Smith was phenomenal as Genie but his recent controversial actions at the Oscars might have cost him the role.
The outlet noted:
“Dwayne Johnson is currently in talks to join Aladdin 2 and could be working with Disney once again.”
The Rock has already appeared in other Disney movies
The Rock appeared in several Disney films (like Jungle Cruise Moana, and Race to Witch Mountain), and once again he might be working with them. Johnson’s career as an actor has been thriving since he has consistently delivered exceptional performances. He is also set to be featured in his first comic verse film, Black Adam, and if the news of The Genie is true, it is a testament to Johnson’s superstardom.
‘Aladdin’ actor Will Smith had sparked controversy when he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars. The video clip of Hollywood star Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards spread like a fire on social media and became viral. The Hollywood actor Will Smith was furious as he had stormed the Oscars stage. He smacked comedian Chris Rock across the face for joking about his wife, in a moment at Sunday’s gala that immediately went viral. The incident had stunned the viewers and Smith ended up receiving a ban from the event.
Rock, presenting the best documentary prize with a short comedy routine, had cracked a joke comparing Jada Pinkett Smith’s tightly cropped hair to Demi Moore’s appearance in the film “G.I. Jane” and suggesting she appear in a sequel. In a moment that triggered awkward silence and confusion in the Dolby Theatre, Smith stepped up to Rock and slapped him. He returned to his seat alongside Jada and shouted swearwords.
“Keep my wife’s name out of your f*****g mouth,” yelled Smith, forcing the producers to bleep out several seconds of audio from the televised broadcast in the United States.