Aladdin trailer: Will Smith finally appears as the blue Genie in the live-action remake

11 February 2019, 10:13

By Tom Eames

Will Smith takes on the role previously voiced by Robin Williams in the Disney classic.

A new trailer for Disney’s Aladdin has been released, with Will Smith showing off his new blue genie appearance.

The minute-long trailer features Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Jasmine in the live-action update.

Some fans online have already voiced annoyance at Smith's appearance, despite others previously complaining that he wasn't blue in early promotional photos.

One Disney fan wrote: "The hell happened to genie?", while another said: "It’s not too late to just not do this."

There's no pleasing some people, is there?

Will Smith as the Genie in Aladdin
Will Smith as the Genie in Aladdin. Picture: Disney

Sharing the trailer on Instagram, Will Smith himself wrote: "I told y’all I was gon’ be Blue!! Y’all need to trust me more often!".

Aladdin will be released at cinemas on May 24, 2019.