First Look At Will Smith’s Genie In ‘Aladdin’ Remake

The first look at Will Smith as the Genie in Disney’s remake of Aladdin is here, and one thing is clear: People aren’t sure how to feel.

Disney aired a new full trailer for its live-action adaptation of the animated film during the 61st Grammy Awards on Sunday night. The CGI-enhanced Smith is the same bright blue shade as the original film’s genie.

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Considering the late comedy icon Robin Williams performed the voice of the original genie, Smith has some pretty big shoes to fill. The original Aladdin was also the highest-grossing film in 1992 and won two Academy Awards. But if the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air star’s previous work is any indication, he may be up for the task.

Directed by Guy Ritchie, the man behind 2009’s Sherlock Holmes, Aladdin hits theaters on May 24.

While some people took to Twitter in awe of Smith’s look as the Genie, others felt a bit less positive about the casting. Here are some of the best reactions to the trailer.

It turns out that Will Smith’s #Aladdin Genie will haunt my nightmares

— Rebecca Iannucci (@rebeccaiannucci) February 11, 2019

Just saw the #Aladdin preview. Totally sold up until I saw the genie.

— Sam (@_SamanthasLife) February 11, 2019

Will Smith as the genie looks like what one of those kids from the 90’s Fruit Gushers commercials would look like if they never found a cure for their fruit curse.

— Jhonen Vasquez (@JhonenV) February 11, 2019

First look at the blue version of Genie got me like… #Aladdin

— Heather Concannon (@hmmconcannon) February 11, 2019

They got Will Smith looking like a blue Xerxes LMFAO

— tg (@TGTheTruth) February 11, 2019

not sure about these Avatar sequels

— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) February 11, 2019

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