The live-action version of Aladdin follows a string of Disney remakes, including Cinderella, Beauty And The Beast and Maleficent. Some fans claimed that Will Smith's depiction of the Genie has ruined their childhoods while others said that he has caused them nightmares. Unsurprisingly, most of the talk has focused on Will Smith's Genie, with not everybody convinced by the muscular blue spirit. (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. If you didn't know, Will Smith's role in Aladdin is the Genie.
Fans can also look forward to Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Marwen Kenzari as the villainous Jafar and Naomi Scott as the attractive Princess Jasmine. Smith even tried to preempt criticism in an Instagram post. Among the previously unseen shots is one of the Genie, in all his cerulean glory. See why Smith told ET he was "terrified" to take on the character in the video below.
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.More news: Epic Games utilizes Fortnite advertisements to thwart Apex Legends
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The prevailing thought was the CGI character was still a work in progress.
Aladdin is in theaters on May 24. I'd love to hear what you guys think in the comments! "I got to act and it was comedy and handsome dramatic scenes, I got to sing, I got to rap, I got to dance, I got to do action sequences - it was everything that I've trained and learned how to do over the last 30 years of entertainment and I got to it use all in playing the Genie".