New Look at Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Reveals Will Smith's Genie
"You really don't know who I am…?" Disney has debuted a new "Special Look" 60-second TV spot for their upcoming live-action take on Aladdin, directed by British filmmaker Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., King Arthur). This new Aladdin stars Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud as the "street urchin" Aladdin, who falls for the princess Jasmine, played by Naomi Scott. In addition, Will Smith plays the genie and we finally get a good look at him here in all his awkward blue splendor. Oh boy, get ready. The full cast includes Billy Magnussen, Nasim Pedrad, Marwan Kenzari, Numan Acar, and Navid Negahban. This updated take on the 1992 animated Disney classic will feature new songs by Alan Menken and La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. The first teaser didn't show much and this trailer doesn't reveal much either, but at least we can now gawk and how weird Smith's genie looks.
Here's the latest "Special Look" TV spot for Guy Ritchie's Aladdin, direct from Disney's YouTube:
When a street urchin (Mena Massoud) vies for the love of a beautiful princess (Naomi Scott), he uses a genie's magic power to make himself into a prince in order to marry her. A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name. Disney's Aladdin is directed by British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, director of the films Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Revolver, RocknRolla, Sherlock Holmes and its sequel A Game of Shadows, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword previously. The updated Aladdin screenplay is by John August, Vanessa Taylor, and Guy Ritchie; based on the original 1992 film written by Ron Clements & John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio. Featuring new songs by Alan Menken and La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Disney will release Guy Ritchie's Aladdin in theaters everywhere starting on May 24th, 2019 this summer. How does that look? Still excited for it?
The more I see of this the more I wish Guy Ritchie was able to give us more King Arthur. I liked that movie.
Jon Odishaw on Feb 11, 2019
Still waiting on RocknRolla 2!
rickvanr on Feb 12, 2019
Brandon Cole on Feb 11, 2019
Oh. Swing and a miss.
A Focus Group Film on Feb 11, 2019
This looks horrible, wow.
rickvanr on Feb 11, 2019
Speechless and not in a good way.
Lewis on Feb 11, 2019
Wow... It just me or does this look just like a porn parody? Still can't believe Will agree to do this. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
JohnDoeB on Feb 11, 2019
Makes you miss Robin Williams even more. Will Smith will probably deliver some good comedy, but my god does the CGI look awful. I'm actually surprised Disney didn't put more effort into the CGI, but maybe they are just too busy buying every single company in existence. Maybe they don't believe in this reboot just like everybody else.
Jezper on Feb 11, 2019
Yeah...this isn't working for me. Pass. Now if I could only find my DVD copy of the original animated version...
THE_RAW_ on Feb 11, 2019
The direction is right. It goes downward ...
shiboleth on Feb 11, 2019
I like Will Smith and all but that seems like odd casting at best. If Robin Williams was still with us, he would be priceless doing this role again. No doubt.
LightningB on Feb 11, 2019
A hoi there Disney! Hit the breaks . This looks like a SNL parody . Some cartoons should stay cartoon. Thanks for trying though, but no.
ErrorSapiens on Feb 11, 2019
I stopped watching anything with Smith in it a long time ago. Plus, he looks a bit 'beefy' here. Hmmmmmmmmm...........
thespiritbo on Feb 11, 2019
Oh hell naw...
cuckoozey on Feb 11, 2019
From a technical standpoint I like the look of him in a still frame. But how did Disney get the animation wrong? I'm sure it was mo-capped but animators still have to clean it up after. They need to do a better job to make his motion more believable.
David Diaz on Feb 12, 2019
Back again with my obligatory "Hey Guy, where's The Real RocknRolla?" comment.
grimjob on Feb 12, 2019
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