Earlier today, we were given our first look at Disney’s upcoming Aladdin reboot, and the thing that jumps right off the page is Will Smith. More specifically, Will Smith‘s Genie. In case you happened to miss the first look, we have it for you.
— Disney (@Disney) December 19, 2018
The reaction was not pretty:
I have … Questions
Like why does Will Smith look like Sinbad? pic.twitter.com/lITuMfj7L7
— Krishan A Smith (@Krishan_Mamba24) December 19, 2018
Upon seeing the photo of Will Smith as the Genie in the new Aladdin movie I immediately thought they were doing a remake of Kazaam.
— Don Mega (@MobSquadDF) December 19, 2018
Will Smith as the genie looks like he might have finally found a movie worse for his career than After Earth.
Maybe I’m wrong, and it’ll be huge, and people will love it. But man, that first image sure looks bad to me….
— Ω☠ (@HLHPattison) December 19, 2018
Will Smith as the Genie in live action Aladdin is… hm. Is “national tragedy” too rough? Probably. It’s a scourge on humanity.
— Uhhhhhhh (@HappyJust2SeeU) December 19, 2018
— Nick Bosworth (@NickMBosworth) December 19, 2018
I can’t believe Will Smith is doing an Aladdin porn parody. pic.twitter.com/3LaHiyAJyW
— Garrett Van Pelt (@TheGVanP) December 19, 2018
The Genie not being blue isn’t even the worst part. It’s Will Smith’s hair. #Aladdin
— Sweet Christmas (@MTjr_15) December 19, 2018
— Jason Wesney (@JasonWesney) December 19, 2018
— ToeKnee (@tonyshaazam) December 19, 2018
— Jason Carlos (@jaarlos) December 19, 2018
Will Smith has promised the Genie will be blue:
One artist went as far as making Genie blue himself:
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) December 19, 2018
The film’s synopsis reads:
“Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.
Aladdin hits theaters on May 24, 2019.
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