Aladdin is next up in Disney’s live-action reboots, with the film set for a May 24, 2019 theatrical release date. Mena Massoud stars as Aladdin, Naomi Scott stars as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar… and Will Smith stars as the Genie character that Robin Williams made so popular in the 1992 animated version.
During the Grammys on Sunday night, Disney released a teaser trailer of Aladdin, and we got our first look at Will Smith as Genie.
It’s, um, well… just see for yourself.
— Disney’s Aladdin (@disneyaladdin) February 11, 2019
That’s very weird, and naturally didn’t take long to become the talk of Twitter.
Will Smith genie is what appears in my room when I have sleep paralysis pic.twitter.com/NzMDOgvkkz
— Jenny Nicholson (@JennyENicholson) February 11, 2019
Will Smith in Aladdin movie be like pic.twitter.com/Zn6DS3Ci2L
— Chris (@MykonosFan) February 11, 2019
The new Aladdin movie looks sick pic.twitter.com/fv2Fpw3L8l
— Sung Min Kim (@sung_minkim) February 11, 2019
They got Will Smith looking like a blue Xerxes LMFAO pic.twitter.com/QA001cN9mC
— tg (@TGTheTruth) February 11, 2019
Paul Giamatti was there before, Will Smith! pic.twitter.com/HKM5s7r21X
— 𝑨𝒙𝒆𝒍 𝑲𝒖𝒔𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒗𝒂𝒕𝒛𝒌𝒚 (@AxelKuschevatzk) February 11, 2019
How does the Dumbo cgi look so good and Will Smith look like blue goo? pic.twitter.com/yLgx4YM07m
— Mikey Flores (@Flo_Mikey) February 11, 2019
— Jv Joe (@JvJoeontheRadio) February 11, 2019
When Will Smith shows up as Genie in #Aladdin trailer
— UltraInstinct (@shanshan888888) February 11, 2019
Saw that new Aladdin trailer and that obviously CGI Will Smith got me thinkin bout another dude pic.twitter.com/wwj4w9AgwS
— Coda (@codaanim) February 11, 2019
And Will Smith posted about it on Instagram:
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