He's blue, and honestly, it looks good. But Disney provided another image of the character that wasn't shown in the trailer, offering fans another look to consider before making their judgements. While the original role was played by the late Robin Williams and can never be duplicated, Smith's appearance in this most recent trailer proves he's most certainly bringing the snark. Mena Massoud stars as the street-rat-with-a-heart-of-gold Aladdin, with Naomi Scott as the lovely and determined Princess Jasmine. "He was big enough to feel like a force - not so muscular that he looked like he was counting his calories, but formidable enough to look like you knew when he was in the room". "Genie? Wishes? Lamp? None of that ringin' a bell?"
The 50-year-old actor appeared in his Genie costume - which was published on the cover of Entertainment Weekly in December - but this time, entirely blue, seemingly with some CGI effects.
Smith shared the trailer on Instagram, writing, "I told y'all I was gon' be Blue!" The film opens in theaters on May 24, 2019 and also stars Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Jasmine's handmaiden, Billy Magnussen as a potential suitor for the Princess, and Numan Acar as Jafar's right-hand man.