Known for his excellence in various facets of entertainment, Donald Glover has gained prominence for his performance as a singer, rapper, and movie star. Despite his past successes, the anticipation surrounding his upcoming project, a remake series based on the 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith, seems to be lacking.
Amazon Prime Video recently announced the release date of the series, but the excitement seems muted, and many even went on to term it as a lackluster replica of the original film, starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt.
Donald Glover And Maya Erskine’s Mr. and Mrs. Smith Remake Gets Trolled
Starring Donald Glover and Maya Erskine, the upcoming remake series of the 2005 film Mr. and Mrs. Smith follows a couple, John and Jane Smith, working as spies for rival agencies. The series was reportedly scheduled to release in 2022. However, followed by several delays, it is now set to release in February next year.
The show has become a topic of conversation ahead of its premiere, but the talks don’t seem too favorable toward the series as people continue to compare it to the original film. Released in 2005, Mr. and Mrs. Smith featured Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the lead role.
The movie received mixed reviews but was a box office hit, grossing over $487 million. Fans of the film do not seem too pleased with the remake series starring Donald Glover and Erskine and have called it a “wish.com version” of the original movie.
The https://t.co/qzsXpWOhHa version of Mr. And Mrs. Smith.
The most unnecessary remake I’ve ever seen in my life.
Amazon prime loves to set money on fire.
— Cell (@DekuFinalFlash) November 16, 2023
Donald’s a great actor no doubt about that but i have a bad feeling about this one
— Screen Wizard 🧙♂️ (@screenwizardz) November 16, 2023
The original can’t be beat
— Tynan McDonald (@FandomAnxiety) November 16, 2023
This remake was unneeded.
— Top-Star! (@TopRider23) November 16, 2023
At this point, I believe Hollywood is just trying to remake movies and replace white actors, doesn’t care about new stories or anything like that
— the computer whiz (mohammad) (@mmmdHQ) November 16, 2023
— Santiago (@LindoKhan) November 16, 2023
Many also said that although Glover is a great actor, they have a “bad feeling” about it, with others calling it an unnecessary remake. Some also claimed that the original film was the best, as they criticized Hollywood’s practice of making remakes by replacing “white actors” without giving any significance to the story.
Donald Glover is Prepared For the Audience’s Reaction
During a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Donald Glover shared that he is ready for the potentially mixed response to his upcoming series. He said that he is aware that the remake series of the 2005 film will be different for a lot of people, but he is anticipating good along with bad reviews for the series.
“It’s definitely going to be different for a lot of people, which I think is good,” he said before adding, “So if everybody’s like, ‘Eh,’ we didn’t do a good job. I hope some people are like, ‘This is better than the original,’ and some people are like, ‘This is far worse.'”
He also claimed that the Prime Video series would be different from the 2005 movie and would also shock many. The series was earlier set to star Phoebe Waller-Bridge alongside Glover. However, the actress left the project due to some creative differences with the actor and producer of the series. Maya Erskine took over Waller-Bridge’s role in the remake.
The Mr. and Mrs. Smith remake is set to premiere on February 2, 2024, on Prime Video.