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


2019 is filled with all kinds of Disney movies some looking to wrap up long time stories and others looking to bring us nostalgia by re-making classics. The glamour of the royal procession is balanced by the darkness of Jafar's sinister plans in this small clip.

Smith himself recognized the challenge of taking on the role of Genie in the wake of Williams, who was a major draw for the original film.

The live-action version of Aladdin follows a string of Disney remakes, including Cinderella, Beauty And The Beast and Maleficent.

Alongside Smith, "Power Rangers" star Naomi Scott stars as Princess Jasmine and Canadian actor Mena Massoud stars as Aladdin. Will Smith aka Genie appears in the last 20 seconds of the trailer and his genie avatar will definitely take you by surprise. "Genie, wishes, lamp? None of that ring a bell?" says Genie, as Aladdin backs off in confusion.

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The film's trailer offered a glimpse what everyone was waiting for which is Will Smith in the popular blue genie avatar. Smith even tried to preempt criticism in an Instagram post.

Unless you've been detached from Hollywood or have forgotten about the summer releases awaiting us this year, you'd know that we're getting a live-action Aladdin movie.

Some fans were anxious Smith would be abandoning the Robin-Willams-voiced character's blue colour - but now they definitely have what they wished for.

The "Aladdin" reboot hits theaters May 24.