Will Smith's Genie revealed in new trailer for Aladdin

Will Smith's Genie revealed in new trailer for Aladdin

"You really don't know who I am?" asks the beloved wish-granter.

Smith responded on Instagram that he would indeed be blue in the final film, "I'm gonna be BLUE!" Smith shared the look and the trailer with the caption, "I told y'all I was gon' be Blue!" In the teaser, we got our first look at Massoud as Aladdin in the famous scene when Aladdin enters the Cave of Wonders, which is also when fans got their first look at Genie's lamp from the new film.

That being said, while the reception to the new Genie hasn't been especially flattering, there's certainly still time for Disney to convince filmgoers that the design works within the context of the movie. 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.

Of all of Disney's many memorable character, few have captured the imagination or stolen the show like Robin Williams' original portrayal of the Genie back in 1992.

Fans can also look forward to Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Marwen Kenzari as the villainous Jafar and Naomi Scott as the handsome Princess Jasmine.

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I gotta say, it is pretty weird seeing this big blue dude with Will Smith's smiling face plastered on top.

When Disney first released images of the upcoming film, Smith admitted it was "always terrifying" whenever "you're doing things that are iconic". The comedian quipped in a separate post that Smith "looks like the last character you unlock in a Final Fantasy game and you rarely use him because you've already leveled up the rest of your party".

Aladdin gets released May 24, 2019.

On Twitter, one man wrote, "I'm sorry but Will Smith as the Genie in #Aladdin is nightmare fuel. Love when they make animated into real live action though!"

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