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The Internet Has A LOT To Say About The Casting Of The New Aladdin Movie

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When the news broke that Disney was releasing a live-action remake of Aladdin, the Middle East rejoiced.

Everyone knows the story of Aladdin; the Arabic tale of a street boy who is granted three wishes after freeing a genie from a lamp and Princess Jasmine, who’s sick of palace life and yearning for a bit of excitement. So many of us grew up with this!

Will Smith revealed he’s playing the role of the genie to his 26+ million followers, alongside British actress of Indian descent Naomi Scott who plays Jasmine and Egyptian born Canadian actor Mena Massoud who’s playing Aladdin.

‘BAM!! First look at the Genie ????‍♂️, Princess Jasmine, and #Aladdin! Check Me Rockin’ the Top Knot Ponytail Vibes in @entertainmentweekly ???? (and yes, I’m gonna be BLUE! 🙂 This is how the Genie is in Human / Disguise Form. My character will be CGI most of the movie.)’

Smith acknowledged that this is NOT what he will look like in the movie and that his character will mostly be CGI

People expected a blue-faced Aladdin and were quick to criticise when Smith released this cover.

While many others took to Twitter to blast the choice of Guy Ritchie as director and Naomi Scott as Jasmine, suggesting an Arab actress might have been a better choice.

Not impressed

People grew up with this movie and opinions are strong

While Scott fans have come out in support

‘She looks perfect as Jasmine’

Popular opinion

#aladdin is trending and everything’s a talking point

The remake is cause for much debate

Here for this

And truth

More images were released and many are just excited for to see the movie

The set looks extraordinary

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