The film offered a glimpse what everyone was waiting for which is Will Smith in the popular blue genie avatar. But Disney provided another image of the character that wasn't shown in the trailer, offering fans another look to consider before making their judgements.
It remains to be seen how fans will react to the new Genie, especially after the response to this first trailer.
Considering the late comedy icon Robin Williams performed the voice of the original genie, Smith has some pretty big shoes to fill. The movie will feature a new repertoire of songs by Alan Menken and La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Menken originally collaborated with Howard Ashman and Tim Rice for the music in the 1992 animated version).
Then viewers see Aladdin entering a cave to get the lamp, rubs it and then Genie comes into focus. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney's Aladdin. It got to the point where Smith felt compelled to post on his Instagram that "and yes, I'm gonna be BLUE!".More news: John Dingell: 'The work is certainly not finished. But we've made progress'
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Other members of the cast, led by director Guy Ritchie, include Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, along with Marwan Kenzari, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen and Numan Acar.
So as you saw at the end of the spot above, we finally saw what the Genie will look like for most of the film. It is my own thing, you know?
Aladdin hits theaters May 24.