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Aladdin Grammys trailer gives first look at Will Smith as blue Genie

Aladdin Grammys trailer gives first look at Will Smith as blue Genie

Whether this means Smith's genie is capable of un-blueing himself by shape-shifting remains to be seen.

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.

There might be some aesthetic similarities between Williams and Will Smith 's take on the character, but that's where the comparisons end.

Fans also got their first look at the Princess Jasmine, played by the gorgeous Naomi Scott, as she descends the stairs of the palace in a resplendent trailing dress of pink and gold, her tiger Raja following watchfully behind. 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.




"You really don't know who I am?!" he asks Aladdin, just after popping out of the lamp. The CGI-enhanced Smith is the same bright blue shade as the original film's genie.

The first look at Will Smith as the Genie in Disney's remake of Aladdin is here, and one thing is clear: People aren't sure how to feel. "There hasn't been a lot of that hip-hop flavor in Disney history".

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