Twitter has requested the genie of the lamp for a musical collab between Zayn Malik and Selena Gomez. Not exactly in that order but something along the lines of that. It’s no secret that everyone is super excited for the upcoming remake of Aladdin. And though we’re still stung that Dev Patel didn’t bag Aladdin’s spot something that could make up our moods is a wicked collaboration involving two of our favorite voices.
It all started with a Selena Gomez fan account stating the rumor and even though neither of the artists has confirmed (or denied) social media is thrilled! And why wouldn’t it be? After all, we’re talking about the Dusk till Dawn singer and the Wolves songstress. @SelenaHQ said in a tweet, “It is RUMORED that Selena Gomez and Zayn Malik are featured on a duet for the upcoming Disney movie “Aladdin” . Nothing has been confirmed by either of their teams”
With the word ‘rumor’ in all caps, it is pretty obvious that this Selena fan account is not just messing around with our hearts. And though we’re totally up for this collaboration, the news has received mixed reactions on Twitter. While some have started praying for this blessing, others have put on their detective hats to get started with the investigations.
Yet others are of the view that the rumor is bullocks. The rumor, however, got Twitter to light up with memes expressing giddy delight. This person wrote, “I CAN ONLY WISH 😍❤️” while another said, “YESSSS MY DREAM” Ours too.
Some members of the Twitterati were not so sure that a collab between these two powerhouses would work well. “I honestly don’t think Selena Gomez and Zayn would work well for A Whole New World. An original collab, maybe, but not that song. It’d work perfectly for Zayn but not Selena. But if it turns out to be true, I’m down for a hopefully pleasant surprise,” said a user.
From what we’ve caught from the rumors flying around, Gomez and Malik would be recording A Whole New World together. This song was the ballad between the lead characters of Disney’s original animated feature film, the 1992 Aladdin. With the last Disney live-action movie becoming such a massive success (Beauty and the Beast) people naturally have set their expectations high.
While it is not yet known whether or not this rumor has any truth to it, one thing that has been confirmed is the cast of the movie. And though we were hooting for Dev, there is no denying that Mena Massoud will make an awesome Aladdin. Naomi Scott will play Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari has been selected for the role of Jafar, and Will Smith will be the genie.
The movie is in the tunnel and work on it has begun as reported by the Pursuit of Happiness actor on his Instagram. Here’s to hoping that this movie, which will hit cinemas on May 24, 2019, will be what we’re all hoping for.