There is a lot going on in the new trailer for Guy Ritchie‘s live-action Aladdin — secret caves, hidden treasures and potential romance — but the biggest standout is Will Smith as Genie.
While fans have been waiting for the big blue reveal, it appears Aladdin (Mena Massoud) has no idea who he is, as seen in the below clip (00:50):
Of course, Genie, in true fashion, does not hesitate to introduce himself. He is not shy.
Neither are moviegoers, who shared their reactions via Twitter. We should probably warn you, they’re not great:
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 Will Smith as the Genie in the up coming live action Aladdin pic.twitter.com/yFLxrVJXv2
— Xanny DeVito (@trevorstweetss) February 11, 2019
Will Smith genie is what appears in my room when I have sleep paralysis pic.twitter.com/NzMDOgvkkz
— Jenny Nicholson (@JennyENicholson) February 11, 2019
When I was 6 I had a nightmare about kings Ramses from courage the cowardly dog. That was the scariest thing in my life up until I saw Will Smith as the Genie. pic.twitter.com/CKxfHdsjBB
— oscar nominated rah rah bitch (@CLEVVERGlRL) February 11, 2019
The internet reacting to Will Smith’s genie pic.twitter.com/gK6ginlrxQ
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) February 11, 2019
The first look of Smith as Genie was on the cover of Entertainment Weekly back in December. People were asking why he wasn’t blue.
See the first look at Will Smith's blue Genie in Aladdin trailer https://t.co/Hq7OjaFrxG
— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) February 11, 2019
Smith reassured fans to “just wait.”
Remember when Will Smith begged everyone to wait until we saw the blue CGI version of the genie before we judged? Yikes. pic.twitter.com/uP3fVUrELr
— KFC (@KFCBarstool) February 11, 2019
We would like to include tweets from fans embracing the blueness, to show both sides, but positive reactions are few and far between (as in zero) at the time of this write-up.
Aladdin hits theaters on May 29.
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