The Man in Black is finally the Genie in Blue!

A fresh look at Will Smith’s ‘blue’ genie (as opposed to the controversial pictorial preview from late last year) can be seen via a new TV spot for “Aladdin” which Disney released this afternoon.

Due May 23, “Aladdin” sees Smith take on the role made famous by the late Robin Williams in the toon version.

Much better.

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “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. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.

Trailer : Line of Descent

Casting : Babyteeth, Possessor, Greenland