Check out what people think about Will Smith playing the role of Genie:
Earlier in December, Will Smith told us that he will be playing Genie in Guy Ritchie’s upcoming live-action “Aladdin” which is an adaption from famous Disney series. Disney now finally revealed Smith’s CGI-infused blue genie in a special trailer that aired during the 2019 Grammy Awards. It shocked everyone on social media and people started giving their reactions.
The look of Smith’s Genie was widely mocked by film reporters and general audience with comparisons ranging from Smurfs to the invisible “Bird Box” monster that makes people kill themselves when they look at it.
— Mike Ryan (@mikeryan) February 11, 2019
In the short teaser, the Genie is revealed in the last, with Aladdin (Mena Massoud) rubbing the lamp and unleashing the figure, whom he apparently has no idea about. “You really don’t know who I am?” asks Genie. “Genie? Wishes? Lamp? None of that ringing a bell?”
Check out the teaser:
Check out the reaction of people below:
I think fans wanted the genie blue, but I think they were OK with skinny Will Smith genie. This looks weird. pic.twitter.com/HhWod0H0im
— Gregory Ellwood – Playlist 🎬 (@TheGregoryE) 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
Aladdin (2019) pic.twitter.com/tKm7EyTWPX
— Call Me They 🏳️🌈🇵🇭 AC Dumlao (@mxacdumlao) February 11, 2019
Either this is a super clever marketing troll by Disney, and this isn’t what the genie will actually look like for Aladdin or… I dunno. Man, I just can’t believe this can possibly be the real thing.
I just can’t. pic.twitter.com/fxkP5weIvW
— Ian Hecox (@SmoshIan) February 11, 2019
Ye didn’t have to show me the blue Will Smith. Ye didn’t. That’s a choice ye made and I won’t forgive it.
— Shane Doyle ꙮ (@ShaneDoyle19) February 11, 2019
Why does Will Smith’s Genie look like he’s a thumb person from Spy Kids
— Jackson McHenry (@McHenryJD) February 11, 2019
I was really excited for this until i saw will smith as the genie and now I can’t stop laughing https://t.co/xO2pTUTjnY
— Francesca (@BarstoolFran) February 11, 2019
NOT THE CHARACTER WHO SHOULD BE SHIRTLESS pic.twitter.com/zd1x0QSOoD
— Kevin Fallon (@kpfallon) February 11, 2019
re: live action simba: “take my money”
re: live action genie: “remove my eyes immediately i never want to see again” pic.twitter.com/88EjDtJg71
— David Farrier (@davidfarrier) February 11, 2019
Can y’all leave will smith alone
— Chance (@TheChanceWillis) February 11, 2019
Disney will release “Aladdin” in theaters worldwide on May 24th, 2019.