A trailer for Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin sent during 2019 Grammys finally gave everyone what they wanted – Will Smith's Genius.
The first teaser for the film, which debuted in October 2018, left Genie out. New pictures of Smith in costume as the popular and beloved character have since been released. Entertainment Weekly spoke to Smith about the role originally performed by late Robin Williams in December 2018. Smith also spoke of the differences between his version of the character and Williams & # 39;
There is a little less imitation ̵1; there is a James Brown piece that we do, but a little less imitating. What will be the greatest addition from me playing Genie is the hip-hop base. I think it will be fun for people. I think it will stand out as unique even in Disney World. There has not been much of this hip-hop taste in Disney history!
Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Will Smith in the role of Aladdin's flamboyant friend, Genie.
Aladdin will be released May 24, 2019.