Your wish and it's Disney's command, but now it seems that everything has changed, and there's no Genie and Aladdin role play anymore.
On July 15, 2017; Disney had shared a fantastic news with the world at D23 Expo at Anaheim Convention Centre in California near Disneyland. It had released the pictures of three lead cast members of its upcoming live action remake of animated series, Aladdin and the crowd was all head over their heels. Tweets, posts, almost all the social media platforms and mainstream media were filled with that nostalgia, Aladdin and Jasmine are coming back.
But, who'd have thought that fate will take such devastating turns, and Disney would need a real Genie to complete the production of this film?
Yes, Disney is accused of hiring only 'white prince' for the movie. As some critics suggest, this will 'white wash' the film and the theme would lose its essence.
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And the reason why people are accusing Disney of making the film 'a disaster' already is the hiring of a new 'white prince' role in the Aladdin remake. Wondering who is that white actor?
Billy has joined the cast with the likes Naomi Scott, new comer Mena Massoud and Will Smith in the live action remake of everyone's favourite, Aladdin which released in 1993.
Previously, Billy has played the role of a prince in Dinsey's 'Into the Woods'. And now he will be starring as Prince Anders, a brand new character who will be a love rival for Aladdin.
The studio has been hit with 'white washing' accusations on social media for casting another white actor in the story which is originally an Arab style folktale set in the Middle East.
Fans are confused on why they're introducing another white actor when there wasn't any in the original story.
A Twitterati wrote, "I'm sick of all this whitewashing. First Death Note & now Aladdin? They just don't seem to get it."
While there's another had written, "I'm not even excited to see Aladdin anymore smh #whitewashing @Disney," reports Daily Mail.
Jeetendr asked, "Whether actor Magnussen 'should step down as Prince Anders' the newly created white character in #Aladdin?"
And FYI, this isn't the first time when racial comments surround Disney's film.
During summers, some reports were swirling on the internet from the credible sources which claimed that Guy Ritchie wanted to cast Tom Hardy (another white wash) for the character of Aladdin's nemesis, Jafar.
The Disney Studio was also criticised for casting Naomi Scott, an Indian-British origin actress for the lead role of female protagonist, Jasmine. In the original tale, Jasmine belongs to the Middle Eastern part of the world.
Billy Magnussen who is the centre reason behind this over hyped racist casting in Aladdin has faced a lot of criticism in the past for his other roles as well. Like the one character which he played in last year's The Birth of the Dragon, a film which told the story of how young Bruce Lee challenged kung fu master Wong Jack Man.
It is reported that former Saturday Night Live star, Nasim Pedrad has joined the cast as well.
That's all, folks!