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Will Smith Clarifies His Genie in 'Aladdin' Will Be Blue After First Images Revealed

Will Smith‘s first look at the Genie in Aladdin was revealed for the first time today via Entertainment Weekly, and fans did notice something different about his Genie vs. the Genie from the 1992 animated film.

Fans were wondering if the live action Genie would be blue at all, because the original Genie was entirely blue in the early animated version. Will revealed that yes, his character will be blue and this Genie revealed today is the human/disguise form.

“BAM!! First look at the Genie 🧞‍♂️, Princess Jasmine, and Aladdin! Check Me Rockin’ the Top Knot Ponytail Vibes in Entertainment Weekly 😆 (and yes, I’m gonna be BLUE! 🙂 This is how the Genie is in Human / Disguise Form. My character will be CGI most of the movie.)” Will wrote on his Facebook.

The movie will hit theaters on May 24, 2019.

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Will Smith as the Genie in 'Aladdin' - First Look Photo!

Here’s your first look at Will Smith as the Genie in Aladdin from Entertainment Weekly‘s latest cover!

The cover image features the three leads of the movie in character – Will as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine.

About playing the Genie, Will said, “Whenever you’re doing things that are iconic, it’s always terrifying. The question is always: Where was there meat left on the bone? [Original Genie] Robin [Williams] didn’t leave a lot of meat on the bone with the character.”

Will continued, “I started to feel confident that I could deliver something that was an homage to Robin Williams but was musically different. Just the flavor of the character would be different enough and unique enough that it would be in a different lane, versus trying to compete.”

The movie will hit theaters on May 24, 2019.

For more from the cast, visit EW.com.

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'Aladdin' Live-Action Movie Teaser Trailer Gives First Look at Mena Massoud in Costume!

The first teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin has arrived!

The quick look at the Guy Ritchie-directed movie shows off the sprawling scenery of Agrabah and the cave where Aladdin obtains the magic lamp.

The last shot of the trailer shows newcomer Mena Massoud as Aladdin!

Will Smith will be playing the Genie and Naomi Scott is taking on the role of Princess Jasmine. The movie will hit theaters on May 24, 2019 and it will featured two new songs written by composer Alan Menken.

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'Aladdin' Live-Action Movie Finishes Filming!

Disney’s live-action movie Aladdin has just finished filming!

The Guy Ritchie-directed re-imagining of the classic ’90s animated film officially wrapped as of Wednesday (January 24), according to Mena Massoud, who will be playing the titular role.

“That’s a wrap on Aladdin! It’s been an incredible journey and I can’t wait for you all to see it next year. Thank you to the cast & crew for your endless hard work and your passion. #Aladdin #2019″ he wrote on his Instagram.

The movie is expected to hit theaters on May 24, 2019. Meet the cast if you haven’t already!

Check out the post below!

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Disney's 'Aladdin' Opens in L.A. with Broadway's Original Star!

Disney’s Aladdin has made its way to Los Angeles and the show’s original Broadway star Adam Jacobs is leading the cast on the west coast!

The musical opened on Thursday (January 11) and Adam will be joined by his original Jasmine co-star, Courtney Reed, starting on January 13.

Isabelle McCalla, who has been playing Jasmine on the national tour and appeared in the show on opening night in L.A., will be traveling to Broadway for a limited engagement from January 17 – February 18. She will then return to the tour after Courtney departs.

The show is a perfect opportunity for millenials to relive their childhoods during a fun night at the theatre. Just wait until you see what the Genie (Michael James Scott) has in store throughout the musical!

Aladdin is playing at the Pantages Theatre through March 31.

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