So Will Smith Doesn’t Exactly *Sing* in Aladdin, But It Works

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When it comes to Aladdin songs, “Friend Like Me” is the showstopper. Sure “A Whole New World” is beautiful and “Prince Ali” is catchy, but it’s that big, intro song sung by the genie that sticks in your head the most. So when the lights went down at CinemaCon 2019 and “Friend Like Me” from Guy Ritchie’s upcoming

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Hot Jafar’s Parrot Iago Will Be Voiced by the Impossibly Busy Alan Tudyk

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After early reports that Jafar’s mischievous bird companion Iago was not going to be part of Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin from director Guy Ritchie, it now appears as if that’s very much not the case. Because Alan Tudyk has just been revealed to be playing the role.

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Take Your First Look at Will Smith as Aladdin’s Live-Action Genie

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From the moment that Disney announced Will Smith had been cast as the Genie for Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action Aladdin film, the biggest question on everyone’s mind was just what the actor would look like in the role given that the character was originally imagined as being big, buff-ish, and blue.

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