'Aladdin' trailer offers first look of Will Smith as live-action Genie

Adjust Comment Print

Tonight during the 61st annual Grammy Awards, we got our first TV spot for the film which gave us our first look at Smith as the blue skinned Genie, take a look above? While the first 55 seconds of the one-minute clip was promising enough as we got our first good look at director Guy Ritchie's whole new world of Agrabah, including Naomi Scott's Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari's Jafar, Apu the Monkey and even Magic Carpet. A new trailer for Aladdin was released on Sunday, and it contains a fair amount of new footage.

"You really don't know who I am?" he asks.

The new trailer featured the blue Smith shown at the end with Aladdin entering the cave to retrieve the magical lamp in which the Genie resides.

Of course Smith was quick to point out that what was revealed was just a momentary scene in which the Genie is disguising himself as human.

Smith responded on Instagram that he would indeed be blue in the final film, "I'm gonna be BLUE!" According to the actor, the full movie would see him in the cerulean guise fans first fell in love with when the late great Robin Williams first realized the role of the motor-mouthed wish-granter back in 1992.

Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road unveiled
There's a set of black leather-trimmed seats inside with TRD Pro badging stitched into the headrests and red contrast stitching. However it seems there's no luck for those with existing Toyota cars: it'll only be new vehicles that get the functionality.

He kind of looks like your dad dressed up for a Halloween party as Doctor Manhattan from Watchmen or, well, like someone just painted Will Smith blue.

Then in December, Entertainment Weekly published photos of Smith in the Genie costume, though he wasn't blue at that point. For whatever it's worth, I don't think this looks awful, I'm just sort of amazed at how clumsily they've handled all these reveals.

Disney has had a lot of animated films released theatrically or direct-to-video, sometimes in collaboration with other studios.

Buchanan went on to admit that his terror slowly turned to twisted fascination: "The Will Smith genie makes me feel the same way I feel when a celebrity dies: Nauseous, sad, and like I can't wait to tell everybody about it". Aladdin opens in theaters on May 24.