First Official Photos from Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin


When it was first announced that Will Smith was going to play the Genie in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin, most people assumed that he would be voicing a CG character. Surprisingly, however, that is not the case and although he was absent from the initial teaser trailer, this week EW has given us our first look at Smith in the film. He looks, well… like Will Smith with a ponytail and beard. Despite the decidedly non-magical appearance, I am curious to see what his performance will be like considering it has been described as “part Fresh Prince, part Hitch.” Aladdin also stars Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud, Marwan Kenzari and Billy Magnussen and it hits theatres on May 24th. Check out the new photos after the jump and see what you think.









  • Jake

    Certainly looks like the most colourful Guy Ritchie movie to date.

  • Deven Science

    I’m out.

  • Beat_C

    looks horrendous ????

  • I assumed Genie would be CGI and merely voiced by Smith (or maybe motion-captured).

    The actors don’t really look the part to me, Aladdin is especially off-putting.

  • Lori Cerny

    I am actually excited for this and it’s nice to see WS try new roles.

  • bendoofus

    I’m not sure if you get panto in Canada, but it’s cheap and tacky fairy tale theatre that happens a Christmastime in the UK, Aladdin is often performed. That’s what people here are saying this looks like

  • Fletcher Thomas

    Was on board. No longer on board. I’m out.

  • bendoofus38 why