Well, I have no idea what to make of this, other than the fact that 2017 is already going out of it's way to fuck with all of us—Disney is making a live-action Dumbo movie, Tim Burton is directing it, and it looks like it might star Will Smith.
Deadline is reporting that Smith has his eye on a starring role in Tim Burton’s live-action adaptation of Dumbo. This is real life, guys—this isn't a joke. It’s not currently set in stone yet, but reportedly “the studio is moving aggressively toward a production start with a script by Ehren Kruger.”
Apparently, Smith's Dumbo casting would put the third sequel to one of his most popular roles in jeopardy—according to Den of Geek, Smith's involvement in Dumbo could not only delay Bad Boys For Life, but shelve it entirely forever.
Everything about this seems super weird.