Aladdin Grammys trailer gives first look at Will Smith as blue Genie

Will Smith's Genie Is the Star of the New 'Aladdin' Trailer

Will Smith Makes His Debut As The Hot Genie In New 'Aladdin' Teaser

Aladdin is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.

Back in December, the first look at Guy Ritchie's live-action Aladdin film graced EW's cover, but many fans were confused and angered by Smith's very human appearance.

"Bring me the lamp", he orders, his loyal pet parrot perched - silently for now - on his shoulder.

At the end, the trailer shows Aladdin rubbing the magical lamp. "Your life begins now... He was big enough to feel like a force - not so muscular that he looked like he was counting his calories, but formidable enough to look like you knew when he was in the room". Smith, as Genie, asks.

Check out the trailer below.

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Finally: the blue Genie is here. Is it even possible to live up to the expectations for that character?

Just saw the #Aladdin preview.

Smith himself recognized the challenge of taking on the role of Genie in the wake of Williams, who was a major draw for the original film.

But we'll all get the full picture this summer, when Aladdin premieres in theaters on May 24th. See why Smith told ET he was "terrified" to take on the character in the video below.

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