Guy Richie's live action film is due to arrive next summer
Some fans of Disney's animated feature Aladdin, which released in 1992, may be feeling a little skeptical about Guy Richie's live action reboot which is due to hit the big screen next year.
Disney's magical film was a box office smash, boasting enduring songs like 'A Whole New World' 'Friend Like Me', and has continued to enchant new generations over the course of a quarter of a century.
The Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrells director will undoubtedly bring his own flair for stylised action to proceedings, but that's the least of fans' worries right now as the first images of Will Smith as the Genie have been released.
Entertainment Weekly published shots of Smith, and co-stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, this week and people have been expressing their reservations, particular about Smith as Genie.