See Will Smith As Genie In Disney's Aladdin Trailer

Angelo Anderson
February 11, 2019

Though not terribly long, there's a fair amount of fresh footage here and again, it also gives us a glimpse of Smith in blue, which is pretty exciting to see and should ease the fears of those who thought he'd remain human in the movie. The actor assured people that he would indeed be in blue like the original animated Genie. The new TV commercial, dubbed a "Special Look" at the remake, shows us the new Genie in all his glory and he certainly looks a lot more blue this time. The film stars Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Jasmine), Will Smith (the Genie), Billy Magnussen (Prince Anders), Nasim Pedrad (Dalia), Marwan Kenzari (Jafar), Numan Acar (Hakim), and Navid Negahban (Sultan). They were forced to speak up after an Entertainment Weekly cover story in December showed a pre-CGI Smith, which prompted Twitter blowback. Smith posted on Instagram after the ad aired.

In the EW article, Ritchie described Smith's transformed look as "a muscular 1970s dad". "You really don't know who I am?" asks Genie. I think it'll stand out as unique even in the Disney world. "He brings his own style and hip hop flavor to it".


Aladdin opens on May 23 in Australia and May 24 in the United States and UK.

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