Aladdin: first full trailer gives us even more Genie

Aladdin casting controversy

Billy Magnussen was cast as Prince Anders in the ‘Aladdin’ remake. Apega WENN

Seemingly eager to assuage the doubts of the legion of "90s kids who found themselves concerned after seeing the first Aladdin footage-not to mention the odd reveal of Will Smith as Genie-Disney dropped the first full-length trailer for Aladdin today".

Speaking about the role, and the shadow of Williams - who died in 2014 - looming over him, Smith told Entertainment Tonight: "I was terrified doing the Genie after Robin Williams".

The good news is the Genie doesn't look quite so uncanny in this new trailer, and some of the other stuff looks promising, like Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott taking their magic carpet ride and singing "A Whole New World".

Aladdin hits theaters everywhere May 24. Another added, "Thank you for saving the movie, Disney". I'm certainly curious to see the full film, but this trailer doesn't completely win me over just yet. #WillSmith's blue genie looks unbelievable, and I'm ok with this new take on Jafar. Now we've got a bit more to go on - more context to his character, wit and wish-granting skillz.

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In all, Disney has seemingly taken advice from Don Draper: they didn't like what people were saying about Aladdin, having roasted Smith's Genie to a crisp, so they changed the conversation with this new trailer.

So far, Smith's second introduction seems to be going over better on Twitter, where nostalgia for Aladdin's infectious music is helping to offset his jarring appearance.

Alongside Will Smith's Genie, the film also stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar.

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