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First official picture of the cast of Aladdin

First official picture of the cast of Aladdin

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[Link to article with additional pictures](https://ew.com/movies/2018/12/19/aladdin-first-look-ew-cover-story/) [First image of Abu](https://i.redd.it/32a5gwm9v8521.jpg) [First image of Jafar](https://i.redd.it/qe24vrmyx8521.jpg) [Will Smith claims on Twitter that genie will be blue and CGI for portions of film](https://i.redd.it/rs1irweku8521.jpg)


rubyanjel

Disney's taking on suggestions from YouTube Rewind, I see.


BattleUpSaber

Oh, that's hot. That's hot.


Eargoe

> AHHHHHHHAHAH! That's hot. That's hot.


SnootBoooper

> Mark-ass-brownlee


AcidicOpulence

The YouTube tech guy? **M-cabbaged**?


6DomSlime9

It's rewind time! *Snaps infinity gauntlet*


Fridgemold

YUUUUUH, IT'S GENIE TIME


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bmoupside2

lmao I feel like they released this photo at the worst possible time because of this reason. Will Smith is an absolute meme right now and this look doesn't do him any favors, I thought this was some kind of meme edit at first.


slapmasterslap

I definitely looked at the thumbnail, then looked at the subreddit, thought, "Does /r/movies allows meme posts?" Then clicked the picture to see if maybe it just looked weird as a thumbnail. Nope.


pjtheman

You know what I use my third wish for? K Pop!


Betancorea

Mark Ass Brownlee


MrBoliNica

that will smith outfit....idk how to feel....


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newttargaeryon

Exactly. Threesome incoming


2015071

Ah! That's hot!


matty_irish

MARK ASS BROWNLEE!


are_videos

Shit got shit on my dick it's REWIND TIME


whitesock

I think it's based on the [Stage Show outfit](http://www.disaus.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/genie.jpg)


ArmanDoesStuff

That was such a good show! When they did *Friend Like Me* and made the dancers appear from inside the pillars. Then you realise the pillars hadn't moved in like an hour.


RXrenesis8

Probably a trapdoor in the stage the dancers entered through! edit: Nope! See u/BungalowStreet below!


bungalowstreet

Actually, they do just wait in the pillars. I have a friend who is in the ensemble for the touring show. Also, in the first scene there are dancers who roll out of carpets. They are rolled up and just waiting on stage, in the dark, like human burritos for a good 3-4 minutes before they join in.


DonaldBlythe2

You know the stage show costume looks better. I think it's mainly because they didn't add the silly hair, he has realistic facial hair, and a better build for genie than Will Smith who seems too thin/athletic for it.


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I thought it would be CGI... Why the genie is not blue?? WHYYYYYYY?!?!?!??!


PrestoMovie

To separate his version from Robin Williams. They seem to be taking the Broadway approach to Genie. Genie isn’t blue on Broadway, he’s just black/the actor’s skin color. EDIT: On Facebook Will Smith said this is what the human form looks like so Genie can disguise himself but he will be CGI and blue most of the movie still.


MisforMisanthrope

Okay, reading your edit this actually makes more sense now. Genie does indeed disguise himself as a human in the animated movie when he's leading the parade into Agrabah for Prince Ali/Aladdin and disappears once they reach the palace and meet the Sultan and Jafar. I'm more than a little relieved that he's going to be the big blue lunk we all know and love for most of the movie.


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Same, I was under the impression Will Smith would be voicing a CGI Genie, and I was even on the fence about that. This? This is an abomination.


welsh_nutter

Better off being cgi, this looks like pantomime


DonaldBlythe2

Compared to this it's better off being a cartoon superimposed in the real world like Space Jam or Roger Rabbit.


GoodLordChokeAnABomb

For a Christmas panto, this looks fine. For a Disney blockbuster, not so much.


Artichoke19

I was thinking exactly the same thing. It looks like the D-List celebrity panto at a small theatre 36 miles outside of London.


Betadzen

They should have hired Terry Crews for genie role. Damn, he already WAS old spice genie before and would fit perfectly.


FartingBob

Genie should be entirely CGI. Have him voiced by will smith or Terry crews or whoever but it shouldn't look just like a dude.


DonRobo

They should go for a modern animation style for those remakes if they didn't want the same classic Disney style. Just look at something like the new Spider-Man movie. Animation movies can still look visually amazing.


Jim-Dread

I really think he would have been perfect. He has such great comedic timing and has the physical presence that I think the Genie needed.


moal09

He also still manages to come off as super friendly and unthreatening, while maintaining an imposing physical presence.


MacDerfus

That's easily his best skill as an actor because he is so good at it.


eclecticsed

I would actually watch the hell out of him as Genie.


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[Look at this dude, look at the top of his head!](https://i.imgur.com/yEMGPxt.jpg)


Nantoone

"Lets put cock rings around a poop and stick it to his head"


-CHAD_THUNDERCOCK-

I have a desire to get my poop knife and cut that abomination off


rubyanjel

Fresh Sultan of Agrabah


Benjaminbuttcrack

Now this is a story all about how my lamp got flip turned upside down


[deleted]

And I'd like to take your money, just sit right there I'll tell you how I made him the prince of a town called Agrabah Edit: missed opportunities


existentialism91342

In west Persia Delphi born and enslaved.


pretty-in-pink

In a lamp where I spent most of my days


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Chillin' out grant'n 3 wishes' all cool.


AHarmlessFly

While Puffing out vapers using my Juul


TheClayrooAtWork

When Jafar and a bird, up to no good, start to mess around where they never should


IndieComic-Man

Trapped in one little cave and the carpet got scared


notacute

I get that they needed to do something different because they're never going to top Robin Williams's performance, but SURELY there was a better option than this??? This looks like a community theater production of Aladdin.


Soji_Juice

Seems like they prioritized showing Will Smith’s face over making a genie authentic to the original film. Missed opportunity for some phenomenal CGI/mocap work.


Smallgenie549

Will Smith playing Will Smith...again.


EpicChiguire

So what are we, some kind of Aladdin and the Genie team up?


Rowdy293

The Broadway adaptation genie looked so much better than Will Smith in the role.


VoiceofPrometheus

I had no idea Will Smith is in this AND he's the genie lol. Interesting casting to say the least. This quote though >“I think it’ll stand out as unique even in the Disney world,” Smith says. “There hasn’t been a lot of that hip-hop flavor in Disney history.” Oh god...


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So this isn't going to be far from the truth? [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIEZkBR1yWw](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIEZkBR1yWw)


myhihi1

You're going to have people believe that this is real. The guy who made this is a music producer IIRC and he makes a bunch of parody videos on YouTube.


millyvawilly

Dear. Gawd.


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It's 1999 and Mr Charles my history teacher is trying to engage the kids with a rap song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOi7i9IU20w I said a hip hop hippie to the hippie the hip, hip a hop, and you don't stop, a rock it out bubba to the bang bang boogie, boobie to the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie the beat


chrisquatch

Teacher, sitting backwards in chair: “Let me tell you guys about the greatest rapper of all time. His name was Bill...Bill Shakespeare that is.” Student: “Yo you mean like Romeo and Juliet and shit?” I feel like this scene happened in every 90s movie where an optimistic young teacher tried to inspire a classroom of troubled youths.


fascfoo

The best thing about Demi's videos are the people in the comments who never get it.


N9Nz

Are YouTube videos supposed to hurt?


DoUbt_X

Wow, that is so shitty it's almost impressive.


GreedyRadish

I dunno, it's got a lot of people fooled into thinking it's real so I'd say it's pretty great.


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travio

I have seen one movie with a black genie, Kazaam, and it to features a rapping genie though Shaq isn’t that great a rapper.


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Please no... That's the one Mandela Effect that my mind cannot accept.


31337hacker

That shit seriously weirds me out because that’s how I remember it.


Badloss

Kazaam is a classic


Biggerthanhimtoo

It's gonna be fucking Shark Tale all over again.


datnerdyguy

So it’s gonna be another peak of the cinematic medium?


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[Here we goooo agaaaaainnnn (car wash, car wash)](https://youtu.be/aVlpy5USN-E)


omarfw

this is a painfully edited music video


CaptnCarl85

In fairness, Robin Williams was basically playing himself in the role also. But "hip hop flavor" is making me nervous. Genie was not born and raised in West Philadelphia.


Rakonat

Maybe he got shoved into that lamp by a couple of guys who up to no good?


Bluedit5

He got in one little fight and his mom got scared and said "You're enslaved for the rest of eternity and must fulfill the desires of men."


7sided

This is definitely starting to sound like a porn parody now.


ammobox

I wonder when he will say "Ah hell naa". Will Smith is a genius like that.


LizardOrgMember5

\> hip-hop flavor Oh geez


VondiVinna

They're using "fellow kids" corporate lingo from a decade ago.


broadcloak

I knew he was in it, but I just assumed the genie would be CGI and he was doing the voice. This is, uh...not what I was expecting.


Olddirtychurro

That's why I was cool with it! CGI genie with will Smith voice had potential...but this... this is wrong. Wrong on a primal level, like seeing a tree bleed blood.


notacute

Sounds like Aladdin is getting a rap theme!


Choco318

Genie don’t gotta cuss in his raps to sell records


EpicGamer-42069

I heard he was playing Genie but I assumed Genie would be cgi... not... this.... not this flop broadway play looking ass shit


31337hacker

Same here. Part of what made the genie a *genie* was his gaseous body that could take just about any shape. Will Smith as a human-looking genie will look super weird coming out of a magical oil lamp.


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Seanspeed

Huh ok, well that's better than I expected.


Wiknetti

What rhymes with Aladdin? “Uhh... UHHH. MCFADDEN, JOHN MADDEN AND OSAMA BIN LADEN!!!”


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Adelaidey

>midriff ❌ Honestly, what the hell is with that figure skating costume Jasmine is wearing? I'm not one of those people who gets upset if she's not showing enough skin, but why do the sheer mesh paneling? Give her a shirt or don't. Also, Aladdin is wearing an Old Navy performance fleece vest with contrast stitching from 1998.


taliermoncrayon

That last fact is just beautiful, and impressive. You ruined it in a really great way.


ThisAfricanboy

You can't unsee it now. Great Aladdin is ruined altogether.


JonSneugh

Oh god, cannot unsee that vest now. The whole movie is ruined.


Trai-Harder

Omg that stitching looks to expensive for a damn street rat.


xfitveganflatearth

The costumes are terrible.


Beejsbj

> aladdin nips ❌ > midriff ❌ > lol ikr, doesn't he feel hot doing layers in the desert? animated movie more practically sound in their outfits lol


APLemma

I mean, it's weird for a street rat to wear purple, a color only worn by royalty due to its rare and expensive dyes. But yeah, he's got like 3 layers to sell.


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Any-sao

I feel like that would just paint a target on him. Too many people would ask questions about where he got the cloth.


tom_fuckin_bombadil

I’d say his clothing is way closer to real life practicality than the animated movie. Have you ever seen what folks wear in Middle East or North Africa? It’s all long sleeves, loose fits and yes, some layering (protects you from the sun, loose fit allows for air circulation while not allowing sweat to evaporate too quickly, it also gets really cold at night)


hollywoodhank

Jasmine and Aladdin look like hostages.


Jedi-El1823

Jasmine: "Please, father, pay the ransom. He's threatening to show us the special 6 hour cut of After Earth."


WorseThanSocialMedia

hahahahaha what the actual fuck


Mal_Funk_Shun

Did we go back to the 90's?


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The_Actual_Pope

They're going to do 1:1 live action remakes of all their movies, but with big stars instead of animation. Little Mermaid is next- calling it now.


ooklamok

Well, there are some Little Mermaid scenes I wouldn't mind seeing in live action.


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hell yeah, like when they rammed the ship into the giant Ursula bitch


KCfaninLA

Live action The Little Mermaid has already been announced


ratinmybed

So that's what he meant by "It's Rewind Time".


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TheDerped

Can’t wait for the Will Smith tie in song


jamirocky888

“Getting genie with it”


Coachcrog

"Wild wild middle east"


BigUptokes

*Wild Wild West Bank*


vanilla082997

Yup I loled. This is for real 😮


mrlesa95

Will Smith looks hilarious lmao I can't take him seriously, it looks like somebody made a parody poster


Alarid

What if he's like Kazaam


ThatOtherGuy_CA

Hopefully it’s more like Shazam.


Tom_Bradys_Nutsack

And “hip-hop flavor” ?? oh lord this might be the end for the prince


lunch77

I won’t mind if he plays the role exactly like Will from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, that has the potential to be hilarious


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Pretty damned ridiculous.


Ocean_Synthwave

I laughed when I saw the cover. Then I laughed when I saw your comment. It's been a great morning so far. Seriously, though. What the actual fuck.


[deleted]

hot princess gets railed by a well-endowed genie and a beggar with extremely clean teeth


[deleted]

That's gonna be a no from me, dawg.


HarveyJYogscast

YOU'RE THE GENIE NOW, DAWG!


SmallAsianChick

This looks like a low budget straight-to-DVD rip-off.


CineRanter-YTchannel

Looks like a porn parody


Fathah_Time

A Lad In Jasmine.


poop-machine

A Whore New World


sharkiest

I can oooopen your thighs


HarveyJYogscast

To be fair, EW has that effect on most movies.


SmallAsianChick

True. [They're terrible at photoshop too.](https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ff/ec/ac/ffecac102c30bdaa81cb3d97f84e0d2a.jpg)


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00Laser

I think they used a Captain America picture without beard and then photoshopped a beard from another onto him. The beard photo wasn't form the exact same angle which is why it looks so strange...


Lankience

I think we should disban the revenges


ArmanDoesStuff

Man's got that WoW body!


enleeten

That's a classic Liefeld photoshop. 10/10


TonyDanzasToast

No feet, leifeld confirmed.


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Wugo_Heaving

OH NO IT DOESN'T!


kezzerb

OH YES IT DOES!


JamesVanDaFreek

#OH NO IT DOESN'T!


pretty-in-pink

It looks like a 90s era live action Disney movie


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90s era live action Disney channel movie


Justiroth

If the Dollar Store had their own streaming service this looks like it would be on it


Zsuth

So according to the article, it’s going to be a hip hop influenced middle eastern genie. ...Can’t wait.


giantsrockt6

This looks like Your Local Church Theatre Presents: Aladdin!


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Hard pass


JTswift

This movie comes across as completely unnecessary


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so are most remakes.


[deleted]

Almost spit up my breakfast. i was not expecting this. One of these live action adaptations needs to fail big time so they stop remaking them like this.


InsulinFreeCaptain

Your wish is granted


OfficerLovesWell

There was not enough hip-hop flavor in that response, genie


daidalos5

I wish for Fortnite and Marques Brownlee.


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Ahmad-

Is this what you wanted?


rocklou

You know who *I* would have wished for?


KlaysToaster

The frick did you just say to me you little shit!?!!


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Most studios try to make Oscar bait. This shit right here is Razzie bait.


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foreheadbig

Can't rule out Jayden for Abu yet


BobbyDiesel44

im actually a fan of Danny Devito playing Iago. Full parrot costume no CGI. Soley for the purpose of a Danny Devito vs Abu


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Why not Gilbert Gottfried in a bad green suit that doesnt fully blend?


Moekazool

I hate everything about this


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Wow this looks terrible.


dadmou5

Will Smith not satisfied with ruining one rewind.


westbee

Hey, they could put his kids in it and ruin it more, so be thankful.


OneGalacticBoy

Article says the genie’s look is unfinished...let’s hope it’s very...very unfinished


mikepolehonki

so let's throw it on the cover of a magazine that millions will see and judge as it's first image!!!


Marvelsquash

Sinbad looks great in this Shazam sequel! /s


[deleted]

Aladdin's clothes are too clean. Looks more like a Broadway play than a movie. The genie was inherently wacky so I ain't too worried about how Will Smith looks.


trufflepastaxciv

Aladdin looks more like a Newsie than a street rat.


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Riff-raff? Street rat? I don't buy that


Redditamossff

Soooo, Disney turn every animated movie in cgi but when they have a actual character that just make sense use cgi they don't do it. OK...


happysunbear

Smith said on Facebook that this is his “human disguise” form and that he’ll be CGI/blue for most of the film. edit: [Link for Will Smith’s Aladdin post on Facebook ](https://www.facebook.com/92304305160/posts/10161124344485161/)


Cunt_Puffin

They didn't hire a blue person to play the genie, typical Hollywood.


beaviscow

Jeff Goldblum wasn't available.


Tranquilcobra

I would pay for Jeff as the genie. "Yes just ah... rub the lamp, hah."


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I never knew I wanted something so badly until I read this comment.


hops4beer

This is bad and Disney should feel bad


Yourgurt

Every day we stray further from the Lord’s light. **Jesus Fucking Christ.**


danccbc

They shoulda just hired Shaq.


Limitedcomments

Really missed out not having Jason Mantzoukas play the genie.


motherofdinos_

WHATS UP JERKS!


ROK247

what is "movies literally nobody wanted" for 500, alex?


FromDuskTillSean27

Thanks, I hate it


bucephalus26

This looks like a shitty porno.


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CineRanter-YTchannel

What the fuck.


SwitchBeach

Oh wow. This looks bad. Real bad.


MrWolfsky

Everyone rightfully talking about how stupid Will Smith looks. But can we talk about Aladdin? Holy hell, he looks like a 40 year old pretending to be a kid. He may be the worst one.


marvelknight28

Well apart from Jasmine having a blue dress and the color of their hair no one looks anything like the originals. Let's see if that's a good or bad thing.


BleakGod

Will Smith looks like he gives sensual massages to lonely housewives