Aladdin Remake Triggers Twitter Over Blue-Faced Will Smith


In the actual trailer you can watch above as well, the finished effect looks kind of, well, unfinished.

"LEMME OUT! Can't wait for y'all to see Me BLUE!" exclaimed the actor under his Instagram post of a magic lamp sat on a deep purple background. For his part, Smith said, "I think it'll stand out as unique even in the Disney world". All those concerns have been put to rest now as the trailer shown at the 2019 Grammys officially introduced Smith as a very blue Genie.

But another large doubt still loomed for many fans: how would the wisecracking blue genie translate in a live action film?

Kyle Buchanan of The New York Times was downright horrified at the vision of Smith as the Genie. This of course set social media on fire with negative reactions about Smith's first images as the classic Disney character voiced by the late Robin Williams.

Fans can also look forward to Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Marwen Kenzari as the villainous Jafar and Naomi Scott as the lovely Princess Jasmine. Smith deserves a chance for his Genie to be judged on his comedic merit, rather than just his appearance. "Genie, wishes, lamp? None of that ringing a bell?"

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"I have worked at most of the studios, and Disney just knows what they are doing".

Whether he can or not, Disney is leaning hard into this live-action remake thing, with live-action versions of Dumbo, The Lion King, Lady and the Tramp, and Mulan already having release dates.

Aladdin hits theatres on May 24 and stars Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Smith.

What are your thoughts on Will Smith's new look as the Genie? Smith takes on Robin Williams' former role as the Genie to bring a "hip hop flavor" to the part, reported Variety.