Although the Internet was skeptical of the upcoming live-action remake of the beloved Disney film Aladdin, our precious cartoon is in some great hands, judging by the newly- released full trailer. The imagery in the trailer is eye-popping, and Will Smith‘s Genie is sure to be a welcome addition to the film.
The film, which is directed by Guy Ritchie, will be out on May 24. The trailer was unveiled today (Mar. 12), and spotlights Aladdin’s story as a “street rat” who is attempting to win the heart of Princess Jasmine. He ends up possessing a magic lamp, which is home to an all-powerful genie (portrayed by Smith). Genie grants Al three wishes in order to win over Jasmine, but he has to keep an eye out for Jafar, who is poised to thwart his plan.
Scenes featuring the Philly native as the Genie show that he is both blue and human-like to blend in with the surroundings of Agrabah. Fans with a good ear should also be able to hear a little flavor in the trailer’s snippet of “Friend Like Me.” Last year, The Fresh Prince noted that his Genie will have a hip-hop flair.
“I watched the movie a few times, I saw where Robin Williams infused the character with a timeless version of himself,” he told Entertainment Weekly. “So I said to myself, ‘What if I just infuse the character with a timeless version of myself?’ And then that opened up for me… hip-hop, it opened up fashion.”
Watch the full trailer above.