Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Trailer Finally Convinces Fans That Will Smith IS ‘Genie’
By Izza Sofia, 13 Mar 2019
Disney has released its first full-length trailer for its upcoming live-studio remake of Aladdin, putting all concerns about a weird, blue-hued Will Smith to bed.
The two-minute video shows Mena Massoud’s ‘Aladdin’ using one of his three wishes from the magic lamp of ‘Genie’ (Will Smith) to “make” him a prince.
Before granting his request, ‘Genie’ wants ‘Aladdin’ to be more specific, as “there’s a lot of gray area” in just muttering that phrase. He could literally “make” the protagonist a prince of his own.
Additionally, ‘Genie’ is heard telling ‘Aladdin’, “You look like a prince on the outside, but I didn’t change anything on the inside.”
The trailer also features nostalgic tunes like Friend Like Me and A Whole New World.
After Disney released the clip, Twitter users expressed their relief at Will Smith playing ‘Genie’ in the movie.
One fan wrote, “I’ll be honest, after the teaser with ‘Genie’, I thought this new trailer would be worse. My opinion of the movie has changed COMPLETELY.”
“Just goes to show, you cannot judge a book by its cover. If you watch this new trailer, you may look forward to this. I want to watch this now.”
Aladdin hits theaters on 24 May.
I'll be honest, after the teaser with Genie, i thought this new trailer would be worse. My opinion of this movie has changed COMPLETELY. Just goes to show, you cannot judge a book by it's cover. If you watch this new trailer, you may look forward to this. I wanna watch this now. https://t.co/guAC92sZ17— Platinum Equinox 💫🎧 (@PlatinumEquinox) March 12, 2019
Just as I expected, the full trailer for ALADDIN looks much better than the short clip that everyone was shitting on a few weeks ago. I'm actually kinda looking forward to it now that I've seen a bit more. Even the Genie looks a lot better when you see more than 3 seconds of him.— Chris Cooper (@Dayewalker) March 12, 2019
I TOLD YOU GUYS DISNEY WAS GONNA SHOWCASE THE MUSIC! And guess what?! THIS IS AN ACTUAL GOOD TRAILER! Genie looks a lot better, the effects look nice, and the singing ain’t too shabby! Maybe you can turn the ship around Disney! https://t.co/cRPkgJkoyg— Straw Hat Noah (@StrawHatNoah) March 12, 2019
WHY!— The Moonlight Warrior 🃏🥀 (@BlackMajikMan90) March 12, 2019
Why wasn't this the first trailer released??
Genie looks MUCH better and I'm really digging this movie now.
Still not sold on Jafar though but that's my only complaint.#Aladdin https://t.co/BigZmIqDBN
This was a way better trailer, little more sold on Will Smith as the genie now https://t.co/ODiLEAhi5E— Dean Abdou (@TheDeanAbdou) March 12, 2019
Not gonna lie, I kind of love the new trailer for #Aladdin. Life Genie looks better now in my opinion, the music, visuals, it’s just fantastic. After a whole new world kicks in, I got chills guys. LITERAL CHILLS. I can’t wait!— Patrick Burow (@BurowPatrick) March 12, 2019
The cast, Jafar, the songs, the magic, Jafar, (the CARPET!!) and even the much-hated-upon genie 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼— Chris 🎬 (@illucifer) March 12, 2019
[via Variety, opening image via Walt Disney Studios]
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