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Na'vi protestors, with Will Smith as the Genie (inset). Photo courtesy wallpapertag.com; inset photo © 2019 Disney.

Na’vi criticize Genie casting: “Were no blue actors available?”

Will Smith is "a great actor... but he's not blue." BURBANK, CA -- Pandoran protestors marched on Disney Studios yesterday, demanding that the role of Genie in the upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin be recast. "Will Smith is a great actor," Na'vi spokesperson Swizav Tawwäì'itan told Uncle Walt's Insider. "I've been a fan of his since he starred in Eyktan'itan Pxasul te Bel-Air. But there are plenty of blue actors out there, and he's not blue." An uneven history Disney has had a bumpy history with ... Read more