Will Smith 'Can't Wait' for Everyone to See Him as the Genie in 'Aladdin' -- See the First Poster!
By Scott Baumgartner
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Will Smith just made some faithful Disney fans’ dream come true!
On Wednesday, the Suicide Squad star posted the first poster for the remake of the musical Aladdin, in which he’ll be playing the wise-cracking genie! The post features smoke trailing out of a thin, ornately decorated lamp set upon a rock from behind which light exudes.
“Choose wisely,” the tagline reads, along with the month of the film’s 2019 release — May.
Smith also hinted that his character is going to share some physical similarities with Robin Williams’ take on the wish-granting character in the 1992 film.
“LEMME OUT!! Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE!” he captioned the fun image.
This teasing post from the 50-year-old actor isn’t the first regarding the forthcoming Disney project. Back in Sept. of 2017, he shared a photo on Facebook featuring some of his castmates on the production including Mena Massoud (playing Aladdin), Naomi Scott (playing Jasmine) and Marwan Kenzari (playing Jafar).
We just started shooting Aladdin and I wanted to intro you guys to our new family… Mena Massoud/Aladdin, Naomi Scott/Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari/Jafar, and I’m over here gettin my Genie on. Here we go!