Guy Ritchie has addressed if Will Smith’s Genie will be recast in Aladdin 2 following his scandal at the 2019 Oscars. 

After years of critical and commercial failures, Will Smith came back with the 2019 live-action remake.

Directed by the Sherlock Holmes creator, and made over $1 billion in worldwide box office receipts.  

Disney gave the go-ahead for Aladdin 2 in 2020 and starring Mena Massoud and Billy Magnussen revealing that it is indeed in the process, albeit only in the very early stages. 

Guy Ritchie was questioned about if Will Smith’s Genie might be replaced in Aladdin 2 during a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter.  

The director of The Gentlemen film and television series, Guy Ritchie, stated that he had a wonderful personal experience working.

Ritchie also stated that he had every intention of keeping Smith in the position.  

Smith has been in trouble since he notoriously smacked and yelled at Chris Rock in March after the comedian made a joke about his wife’s weight before presenting an award at the Oscars. 

In addition to altering many fans’ and audiences’ conceptions of Smith as the widely adored, well-groomed celebrity.

In the course of promoting his most recent movie, Emancipation, the actor expressed his worries that the aftermath might result in a poor reaction.