By Creative Media TimesEver since the first trailer for “Aladdin” was released in October, people had been wondering about the look of Will Smith’s Genie. Now that has been revealed in the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, right there on the cover. And he is not blue.
Judging by the cover, Smith will be in the film in full physical form and not in CGI, at least not completely. And though Smith’s look on the mag cover had surprised many fans, the Suicide Squad actor was quick to clarify it on twitter.
“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! 🙂 This is how the Genie is in Human / Disguise Form. My character will be CGI most of the movie.)”
Also on the cover are Mena Massoud as the titular character, and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine. Aladdin is the live-action remake of the 1992 animated film of the same name.
Similar to recent Disney remake Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin is set to feature songs from the animated 1992 original. That film’s soundtrack was created by composer Alan Menken and songwriters Tim Rice and the late Howard Ashman.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, who also wrote the screenplay with John August, the film also features new characters such as Prince Anders and Dalia that are set to be played by Billy Magnussen and Nasim Pedrad respectively.
“Aladdin” is set to be released on Nov. 24, 2019.