The Disney Thread: For Everything Concerning the House of Mouse

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Someone else mentioned it and now I can't get over it.

Terry Crews would have made a much better Genie and now that's the movie I want.
 
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I'm not gonna lie, I didn't freak out at this...because my friend all ready freaked out and told me how weird it would look, so no reaction
Someone else mentioned it and now I can't get over it.

Terry Crews would have made a much better Genie and now that's the movie I want.
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaammit, why did you have to put that glorious idea in my head?!
 
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Terry Crews would have made a much better Genie and now that's the movie I want.
Other people I also think would have been interesting to see as Genie:
-Ron Perlman
-Ryan Reynolds
-Jim Carrey
-Gary Oldman
-Stephen Fry
-Billy Connolly
-Chris Tucker

..,but NOT you, Eddie Murphy. No, you had your chance.

—Patrick
 
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Other people I also think would have been interesting to see as Genie:
-Ron Perlman
-Ryan Reynolds
-Jim Carrey
-Gary Oldman
-Stephen Fry
-Billy Connolly
-Chris Tucker

..,but NOT you, Eddie Murphy. No, you had your chance.

—Patrick
I'd like to add Jeff Goldblum to the list.

I feel like he could have brought his own feel to the Genie, something a bit more sardonic but still eccentric.
 
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I don't get why the whole internet seems to be so against Smith as genie, or why everyone seems so infatuated with the idea of Terry Crews as genie. It's not like I'm a huge Will Smith fan, but he's a capable actor who can do a good comedy performance and will certainly bring his own flair/style. Crews ... is just a variation on a theme? I could understand people wanting someone completely different, but Crews would just be more or less the same but slightly altered.
 
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My best take is that the Internet thinks Smith will either phone it in à la MiB2, or else that Smith has already done enough/been in enough that Crews should be allowed the chance to stretch out.

Personally, I don’t think that either of them are really “right” for the role ... IF the idea was to find someone who could fill Williams’ itty-bitty living space, that is. I feel like Smith was chosen by whoever did the casting mainly because they were looking for someone who could really fill Genie’s big musical numbers.

—Patrick
 
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I think it's because he's mostly steered away from Comedy since 2012?

Personally, I don’t think that either of them are really “right” for the role ... IF the idea was to find someone who could fill Williams’ itty-bitty living space, that is. I feel like Smith was chosen by whoever did the casting mainly because they were looking for someone who could really fill Genie’s big musical numbers.

—Patrick
They are supposedly steering pretty far away from the Williams performance to be more in line with the current style from the on-going Aladdin Broadway musical (which is pretty great actually, I saw it in October). It's a bit less random (but still a bit wacky and definitely funny) and more heartfelt.
 
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Ah I’d forgotten about the show.
I always forget that Disney puts out a musical/theatre/“on ice” version of everything, too.

—Patrick
 
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I personally am not a huge fan of Smith's genie because, from the brief glimpse we got in the trailer, I didn't see Will Smith playing the genie, I saw Will Smith playing Will Smith.

Having said that, I'm not going to go crazy over it, and I probably still will watch this movie.

Mainly because of Naomi Scott.

Who is hot.
 
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I can see 80s, early 90s Smith playing Genie. Complaining after just a small scene in something that's still a teaser is a little bit much though. But this is the internet...
 
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I just like Terry Crews better for comedy, especially in the last 15 years , plus I think he does larger than life better.

My basing my reaction on a short clip is because that's all they've shown but I'm speaking more visually at this point. It looks like an uncanny Marianas Trench that I poorly copy pasted Smith's face, too small, on to.

Crews wouldn't need so much cgi to look the part.
 
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I think it's less about Will Smith (who I honestly l think is very talented) and more having to do with the awkward CGI as @Far mentioned. But now that you guys have mentioned it, I wouldn't mind to see Terry Crews take on the Genie. I think his work on Brooklyn 9-9 and Craig of the Creek has shown he has the chops to make a more heartfelt Genie, like James Monroe Iglehart did on Broadway. I think the best thing you can do as the Genie right now is make it your own, DON'T try to be Robin Williams. No one can be Robin Williams, and anything close is going to pale in comparison.

But if the Genie is as CG heavy as it seems to be, part of me wonders if they would have let Robin do the role again if he were still with us. Or if he would have broken the animators. :D
 
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Honestly, I think if they sometimes made the genie a little transparent, like when he has a smoky bottom-half, it would look pretty good. Not quite like a force-ghost but in that direction.
 
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part of me wonders if they would have let Robin do the role again if he were still with us. Or if he would have broken the animators. :D
I feel pretty confident that he would've refused the part. Too much bitterness about the shenanigans on Disney's part.

--Patrick
 
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He made up with Disney over the unauthorized use of his likeness to sell merch, early enough that he was part of the third Aladdin and a few other movies with them afterwards.

Getting gifted a Picaso eases many wounds.
 
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I know he was part of A3, but I imagine he was still a bit sour about the whole thing, Picasso or no Picasso.

--Patrick
 
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He also did Jack and Bicentennial man with Disney subsidiaries. He clearly let it go.

And upon looking now, many others directly with Disney themeslves.
 
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I know he was part of A3, but I imagine he was still a bit sour about the whole thing, Picasso or no Picasso.

--Patrick
Not sour enough to stop working with them. He did a number of projects with Disney, both Genie and not-Genie related after the issue, so I'm going to assume he was sated by the apology.

EDIT: Slightly ninja'd by Far. Add Flubber, too.
 
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4 new Marvel Animated series to premier on Hulu. Howard the Duck, MODOK, Hit Monkey, and Tigra & Dazzler.

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/11/dis...-make-4-animated-marvel-superhero-series.html
Howard the Duck

MODOK
“Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.” comes from Patton Oswalt (“A.P. Bio”, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") and Jordan Blum (“American Dad,” “Community”), with the two serving as Executive Producers on the series alongside fellow EP Jeph Loeb.

When it came to getting to write for “Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K.,” Patton Oswalt said, “I could not be more excited for you guys to see what we do with M.O.D.O.K. He’s the character I was, sadly, born to play.” (Marvel)
 
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