Mr and Mrs Smith Doesn’t Need Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to be a Hit? What Do the Fans Think About Mr and Mrs Smith Remake

The fans look impressed after the new trailer of Mr. & Mrs. Smith series dropped.

Mr and Mrs Smith Doesn't Need Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt to be a Hit? What Does the Fans Think About Mr and Mrs Smith Remake


  • Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt gave a memorable performance to make 2005's Mr. & Mrs. Smith iconic.
  • As the new series was announced with a new cast and story, the fans were skeptical about it.
  • However, the recent trailer of the new Donald Glover series makes the fans hopeful about the Prime Video series.
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The success of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith drove Prime Video to develop a remake series of the same after so many years. The upcoming series stars Donald Glover and Maya Erskine in the lead instead of the iconic duo of Brangelina. The new cast undoubtedly raised a lot of criticism and skepticism among fans regarding the series. However, it seems the new trailer has forced the audience to change their views.

Donald Glover as John Smith and Maya Erskine as Jane Smith in Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
Donald Glover and Maya Erskine in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2024)

Doug Liman’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith is considered one of the most iconic flicks featuring a couple in a failing marriage who realize they are assassins of rival agencies and are assigned to kill each other. The intriguing premise, accompanied by electrifying chemistry, led the fans to make it one of the most successful films in the genre.

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How does the new Mr. & Mrs. Smith differ from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s classic?

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

It was already anticipated that the new Mr. & Mrs. Smith would raise a lot of controversy and skepticism, given that the 2005 classic was an iconic film. Surprisingly, the upcoming flick has played an intelligent move and took a different take instead of trying to be another iteration of the same old story.

While the classic tale focuses on a couple in a boring marriage, discovering they are assassins, the new story centers around two spies tied together to mimic a happy couple. This journey kindles romance between the two. It is a very different take on John and Jane Smith than what we saw between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

It was clever for the makers to realize the difficulties in rekindling the same chemistry between Donald Glover and Maya Erskine that we have seen between Brangelina. Initially, Phoebe Waller-Bridge was roped in for the female lead. Due to some creative differences, she moved out, and we got a different Jane Smith.


The plans have seemed to work for the makers as the excitement around the Mr. & Mrs. Smith remake series is high. Fans have found the trailers more appealing and better than they expected. Glover and Erskine’s excellence in acting also ensures that the series can be a successful remake of the unforgettable blockbuster.

Also Read: “There’s just something beautiful about them to me”: Angelina Jolie’s Obsession with Knives Helped Her with Action Scenes in “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”

How are the fans reacting to the new Mr. & Mrs. Smith trailer?

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Mr. & Mrs. Smith’s series

After the recent trailer of the series was dropped, the fans’ reactions were primarily positive. The idea of presenting something new instead of repeating the same story proved to be fruitful. Take a look at some of the responses:


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Now, it remains to be seen if the new idea pays off. The expectations are high, and the duo of Donald Glover and Maya Erskine also looks promising. After being delayed by the Hollywood strikes that conquered a large portion of last year, the series is set to premiere on February 2, 2024, on Amazon Prime Video.

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Written by Subham Mandal

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Subham Mandal is currently working as a content writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. He has written more than 1000 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.