- Disney's remake of Aladdin comes out May 24, 2019.
- A shows more footage than an did.
- The new footage is easing some early fears of what Will Smith would look like in the role of the Genie.
You ain't never seen a friend like Will Smith as the Genie in the 2019 remake of Aladdin. But is that a good thing? After Disney released a back in February, people weren't so sure. He was just so ... blue, and lots of folks thought it was too much.
Now, there's a newer, longer, full-length trailer out (watch it above). And even those who were skeptical at first seem to have their fears eased, a least a little bit. That's because it's now clear that the Genie isn't going to be blue for the entire movie — phew! (If you were worried about having some kind of Violet Beauregard-inspired nightmares after it was over, you don't have to be afraid anymore.) And, wouldn't you know it, people are backing off some of the hate.
"I totally called that Genie wasn't going to be blue throughout the whole film ... And somehow, he looks better in the official trailer than he did in the teaser," one person tweeted. "After watching the latest trailer, I'm actually warming up to Will Smith being Genie. The humor is different from the original, but in a good way," said another.
Other things in the trailer besides Will Smith being alternately blue and not blue? A lot of action! It starts off with what looks like a heist in a marketplace. This makes sense, since the director is Guy Ritchie, who is better known for directing crime movies like or than kids' movies — you don't get Guy Ritchie if you don't want there to be some action. There's some amazing costumes, of course worn by Princess Jasmine (it's good to see she won't just be limited to the blue, midriff-bearing outfit from the 1992 movie). Some people , which my mind simply won't allow (even though ... I get it). And there's a snippet of "A Whole New World," which has been giving people chills.
We still have to wait until May 24 to find out if the naysayers or the optimists are correct. But there's going to be a whole bunch of people listening to "A Whole New World" on repeat on the way home tonight.