The Grammys took a break to show us the trailer for Disney’s live-action adaptation of Aladdin. The biggest buzz is Will Smith as Genie. He recently spoke about the differences between his version and Robin Williams portrayal.

“There’s a little bit less mimicking — there’s a James Brown piece that we do but a little bit less mimicking. The thing that will be the major addition from me playing the Genie is the hip-hop base. I think that’ll be fun for people. I think it’ll stand out as unique even in the Disney world. There hasn’t been a lot of that hip-hop flavor in Disney history!”


Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Will Smith in the role of Aladdin’s flamboyant friend, Genie.

Aladdin will be released on May 24th, 2019.