Disney has already had a whole lot of success bringing the likes of Alice in Wonderland and Beauty and the Beast to live-action, and given how many films from their Renaissance-era they still have to coming down the pipe, there are still billions of dollars to be made. Arguably the highest profile film in this bunch is that of Aladdin.
Not only is Aladdin one of the more beloved Disney animated classics, but it also featured the voicing talents and personality of the one and only Robin Williams, who shaped many a childhood during the ’90s. He’s also the actor who singlehandedly changed the way voice actors were cast in these film, paving the way for famous live-action actors taking on voice roles. Needless to say, Will Smith, who is taking on the same role as Williams in this live-action interpretation, has a lot to live up to.
Smith himself seems more than enthused, as he took to Instagram to express his excitement and share the all-new poster for the film:
“LEMME OUT!! 🧞 Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE! 🙂 #aladdin”
Okay, so two things that can be derived. While it’s not exactly a huge surprise, this is a confirmation that the genie will, in fact, be blue. Disney is the one that popularized the use of blue genies, but that’s not to say they couldn’t go a completely different route in this one. With them working hard to stay true to the spirit of the original, it makes sense they’d shoot for blue here.
One last thing…that baller-ass lamp. Sure, Disney already created an iconic lamp with the animated original, but this one has a much more gorgeous and appealing look as far as I’m concerned.
But what do you think? Is this a good first impression for Aladdin? Let us know down below!
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