Walt Disney Pictures is making 2019 a lot more exciting with another one of its classic cartoon films put into a live-action remake that appeals to both young and old. We’re talking about the most anticipated Disney film of 2019, Aladdin. As if the retelling of the movie into a live-action film is not enough, we have the extremely talented and charming Will Smith play the role of the beloved character Genie.
At the first look of the film’s teaser released on December 19, 2018, fans were a bit puzzled to see a Genie that is not blue. Because after all, we grew up knowing that Genie is blue. Smith is quick to answer any confusion through his Instagram page that his character, Genie, will indeed be blue. To quote the caption to his post,
BAM!! First look at the Genie, Princess Jasmine, and #Aladdin! Check Me Rockin’ the Top Knot Ponytail Vibes in @entertainmentweekly (and yes, I’m gonna be BLUE! 🙂 )
So that’s it, you guys. Coming from Smith himself, Genie will be blue and will relive your magical Disney fantasies. Although some parts of the movie will show him in human form as a disguise, most likely when walking around Agrabah, CGI will be in the works. It only shows that many fans are excitedly waiting for the movie, set to be released on May 24, 2019. Check the 2nd official teaser below: