Disney has dropped a new trailer for the upcoming live-action remake of the animated classic from 1992 Aladdin during last night's Grammys. And while much of the material in the trailer familiarizes the fans of the original (the iconic entrance with the tiger appears in the Cave of Wonders), one aspect of the trailer has proved very controversial.
After months of teasing we were finally introduced to the latest version of the clever, willing genius, a character immortalized by the late Robin Williams, played by Will Smith this time. And the people freaked .
Using the eerie Valley CGI and costume jewelery directly from Thano's # QVC collection, the genius was instantly transformed from a lovingly remembered childhood into a nightmare.
Seriously. The topknot might be called "Namaste", but that eerie grin says "Namastab while sleeping".
Fans had been waiting to see what this new interpretation of the character would look like, but this presentation came, we should say, out of the blue. After all, when Smith appeared on the cover of Entertainment Weekly in December 201