See Will Smith As Genie In Disney's Aladdin Trailer

Back in December, the world got the very first look of Will Smith as the Genie in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney's Aladdin, though many fans were left somewhat bewildered when they only saw a rather boring human-form of what's universally remembered as a classic animation.

Disney releases a new trailer for the live-action Aladdin movie offering a new look at Will Smith as the genie. It stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Will Smith as the Genie and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar. Whether viewers love them or not, we have to watch them to see if they live up to our expectations.

Speaking about the role, and the shadow of Williams - who died in 2014 - looming over him, Smith told Entertainment Tonight: "I was terrified doing the Genie after Robin Williams". (Personally, while it's a bit unremarkable, I don't see anything bad in the footage.) It's important to remember that, with the film's release more than three months away, animation is likely incomplete.

"Will Smith as #Aladdin's genie makes me want to uninvent CGI".

That's because Disney finally lifted the curtain on the character made famous by Robin Williams in the 1992 animated classic in a new teaser that aired during the Grammys on Sunday night. While it has to be hard to turn a beloved, blue cartoon character into one that looks remotely believable in real life, there's something about Smith's blue look that looks incomplete and nearly a bit creepy. "There hasn't been a lot of that hip-hop flavor in Disney history".

"Well there goes my childhood it's been destroyed by Will Smith as the Genie", Caleb Wong wrote.

Check out the trailer below, and catch Aladdin in theaters May 24, 2019.

Vanessa Coleman