Disney released a special look of Aladin’s during Grammy’s and we finally get to see Will Smith as genie!
When the first teaser was released back in October, they left Genie out. Everyone has been extremely curious to see the beloved character. Later some posters were released in Entertainment Weekly sharing the first look of Genie. Instantly fans objected as Will wasn’t blue, however the actor clarified that he will be blue in the movie via CGI.
The teaser without doubt is extremely magical and colorful showing the city of Agrabah . We also get to Princess Jasmine along with her pet tiger as she walks down the stair case with a royal gait. We get to see Jafar, and he isn’t giving off any evil vibes as he orders Aladdin to enter the Cave of Wonders to bring him the Lamp.
On top of that Will as Genie didn’t exactly sweep us off our feet and we have mix feelings about it. Something seems extremely off. Will Smith has big shoes to fill by replacing Robin Williams who voiced the blue genie in the original. The few seconds glimpse that we got of Will being all casual and funny is a bit cringe worthy and does not hit the right notes. Let see how he pulls off the character in the movie. Will he disappoint or beat all criticism?
The 1992 animated classic Aladdin is being made into live action starring Mena Massoud( Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine),Will Smith (Genie), Marwen Kenzari (Jafar) and Navid Negahban (Sultan). The film is being helmed by Guy Ritchie. The original songs have been remade as well. The film is slated to release on May 24, 2019.