Next year, Disney classic Aladdin will become one of several animated films to receive a live-action remake, with Sherlock Holmes director Guy Ritche helming the film. Among those in cast will be Will Smith, who plays the wisecracking, pop culture reference spouting Genie, voiced in the original by the late Robin Williams. Earlier today, Smith granted fans’ wishes by unveiling the first poster for the film.
The poster places the magic lamp on display, though this time it has a more detailed design and curvier handle. The bottom of the lamp glows with a purple light and a blue wisp of smoke trails out of the lamp’s spout, obviously meant to reference Genie. The tagline, “Choose Wisely,” hovers in front of the stone pedestal the lamp sits upon.
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Keeping touch with the character, Smith shared the poster with a caption that reads, “LEMME OUT!! Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE!” Thankfully, he won’t have to wait ten thousand years for the movie to be released and get such a crick in his neck while doing so.
Directed by Guy Ritche, Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake is set to be released in May 2019.