Disney has given a first look at Will Smith’s blue Genie in a new trailer for Aladdin.

The clip was unveiled in the US during a commercial break in between the Grammys ceremony.

In the one-minute video, Aladdin (Mena Massoud) can be seen approaching a lion-shaped cave, similar to the one featured in the animated version.

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The musical theme in the clip closely echoes Arabian Nights from the 1992 Disney classic’s soundtrack.

It then cuts to a series of scenes from the movie, including a shot of Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine. 

Towards the end of the clip, Will Smith’s Genie can be seen coming out of the lamp, asking Aladdin: “You really don’t know who I am?

“Genie, wishes, lamp... None of that ringing a bell?”

Disney had previously released photos of Smith as the Genie, but the character was not blue. Smith had explained at the time that the live-action remake would, in fact, feature a blue Genie thanks to CGI, as is the case in the newly released video.

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Aladdin is set to premiere in the UK and US on 24 May 2019.

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