Grab the ancient lamp, because Will Smith is ready to be let out. The iconic actor & musician is taking on the just as iconic role of the magical Genie in Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake, and he’s debuted the very first poster for the movie ahead of its upcoming trailer release.
Taking to Facebook, Smith shared the poster with the caption: “LEMME OUT!! :-) Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE!”
Based upon the 1992 animated film starring Robin Williams as the Genie, which itself is based upon the Middle Eastern folk tale, Aladdin is the latest in a string of live-action remakes from the studio centered around their iconic animated films.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, the remake also stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Nasim Pedrad as a new character & friend of Jasmine and Billy Magnussen. The film arrives on May 24, 2019, with Jon Favreau’s Lion King remake arriving in July.