The fact of the matter is, Will Smith is a miscast. His Genie looks like Will Smith in Halloween costume. They should've cast a newcomer, someone whose star power won't overshadow the role.
New York (The Verge) — Aladdin’s newest trailer proves Genie is more than a meme theverge.com/2019/3/12/1826….
A new trailer for Aladdin brings Genie back to the forefront, but this time, he’s more than just a scary cave monster.
The second full-length trailer premiered today on Good Morning America, and it’s hyperfocused on the relationship between Aladdin and Genie. It’s full of quips from Smith and cute bonding moments between the two, and it acts as a reminder that this Genie is more than just a meme.
Reactions to the first full-length trailer weren’t as positive as Disney may have hoped; people were disturbed by Smith’s Genie, and that dominated the conversation. Smith has always been upfront about how his version of the character would differ from Robin Williams’, who voiced the character in 1994. Although Genie was supposed to be one of the more exciting parts of Aladdin, the reaction to Smith’s initial appearance in the trailer may explain why it’s more elaborate and charming here. — Julia Alexander/@verge