ALADDIN Concept Art Reveals Some Awesome (And VERY Different) Takes On The Live-Action Genie

ALADDIN Concept Art Reveals Some Awesome (And VERY Different) Takes On The Live-Action Genie

Will Smith's Genie generated a lot of discussion before Aladdin arrived in theaters, and now some concept art has been revealed which shows just how different the classic character could have looked...

No one really expected much from Aladdin before it was released, and that first look at Will Smith's (clearly unfinished) Genie really didn't help matters. The live-action remake became a subject of ridicule as everyone tried to figure out why Disney would release a trailer with a Genie in it who looked like he'd stepped out of a PlayStation 2 game.

Well, that wasn't an issue in the movie itself, and the fan-pleasing, fun adventure ended up grossing over $1 billion at the worldwide box office. Now, there's already talk of sequels down the line. 

Time will tell on that front, but some amazing new concept art has been revealed today which shows us just how different Genie could have looked. From far more cartoonish designs to a very different looking Will Smith, it's fascinating seeing how the character evolved, and makes one wonder what might have been had director Guy Ritchie gone in one of these directions. 

To check out the full gallery of Aladdin concept art, simply click the "View List" button below! 


 

 

 

 

 

 
Concept 1
 
Concept 2
 
quick sketches
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Many thanks to Andrei RiabovitchevFaraz ShanyarAhmed RawiTianhua Xu, and Gaëlle Seguillon for the concept art used throughout this post! See more of their work at ArtStation
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