Published: Mon, February 11, 2019
Arts&Culture | By Matthew Castillo

Aladdin trailer gives glimpse of Will Smith as Genie - and he's blue

Aladdin trailer gives glimpse of Will Smith as Genie - and he's blue

We are now in an era where the live-action remake is king and the latest film to take on the trend is Disney's Aladdin.

Jafar, played by Marwan Kenzari, says, "Bring me the lamp", which sends Aladdin, played by Mena Massoud, on his mission.

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney's animated classic, Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.

The blueness of the genie seems to sit in opposition to previous studio-released looks of Smith in full genie getup, which feature a decidedly less-blue skin tone.

"Robin Williams infused the character with a timeless version of himself". The teaser unveiled the first footage of Will's Smith's Genie - and fans don't really know how to feel about it. 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 his Instagram page.

In the EW article, Ritchie described Smith's transformed look as "a muscular 1970s dad".

Directed by Guy Ritchie, the man behind 2009's Sherlock Holmes, Aladdin hits theaters on May 24.

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