!! OMG, FIRST LOOK: Here’s EW’s cover story on the live-action version of ALADDIN with Will Smith as Genie !!

The first look at Will Smith‘s Genie this morning, as Entertainment Weekly revealed plenty of details regarding the new Disney film.

In the cover story, Ritchie explained that infusing Smith’s personality into Genie was necessary in order to separate him from the dazzling performance Williams gave in the original 1992 classic.

“The great thing about the role of the Genie is that it’s essentially a hyperbole for who that individual actor is, so it’s a wonderful platform and tapestry for an actor to fill his boots on,” Ritchie said.

As for Smith, taking on the role was sort of daunting, but he did it the only way he knew how, which led to the inspiration from his previous roles.

“Whenever you’re doing things that are iconic, it’s always terrifying,” Smith said. “The question is always: Where was there meat left on the bone? Robin didn’t leave a lot of meat on the bone with the character.”

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3 Comments on "OMG, FIRST LOOK: Here’s EW’s cover story on the live-action version of ALADDIN with Will Smith as Genie"

  1. the lack of Abu is scary… can he get a little love?

  2. give us an OMG he’s naked! for mena massoud and you’ll really be onto something.

  3. …and next up for our dystopian society, Disney’s live action remake of “Song of the South”… It will surly play well with the Trump followers.

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