The trailer for the new Aladdin movie is here and Will Smith's Genie has fans divided.

After months of waiting, the trailer for the live-action remake of Disney’s Aladdin is finally here.

The trailer for the adaptation of the 1992 film was released during the Grammy Awards, sharing another glimpse at actor Will Smith as the Genie.

Disney fans were first given a look at Will Smith’s character back in December, when Jasmine and Aladdin, played by Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud appeared alongside Will Smith’s Genie on the front cover of Entertainment Weekly.

Watch the brand new trailer for Aladdin below.

But while fans were excited to see the cover, it’s fair to say many fans found one glaring issue with Smith’s character.

Unlike the late Robin Williams’ iconic Genie, Smith’s Genie wasn’t blue.

Luckily, the new trailer delivered and Smith is back and looking well and truly blue.

Sharing a few screenshots of his Genie on Instagram, Smith wrote: “I told y’all I was gon’ be Blue!!”


“Y’all need to trust me more often!”

Since sharing the screenshots, reactions to the character have been fiercely divided.

While some fans thought Genie’s new look was spot on, other fans were not so impressed, taking to Twitter to share their hilarious reactions at Smith’s blueness.



Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin will hit Australian cinemas on May 23, 2019.

The film premieres two months after the live-action adaptation of Dumbo, two months before the live-action Lion King and five months before a reimagined Lady and the Tramp, making 2019 a huge year for Disney movies.

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