February 11, 2019
Last year when pictures of Will Smith as the Genie in Guy Ritchie's live-action "Aladdin" surfaced, we were left with two big questions: First, what are the mechanics of his ponytail? And second, is Smith going to be blue or not?
While the first question may always remain a mystery, the latter was officially solved Sunday night when a new trailer was released for the movie, with Smith appearing at the very end to shock and delight the masses, sort of, as the floating, muscular, and, yes, extremely blue, Genie.
You'll even hear Smith make his signature "Woo!" just before appearing.
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Though the trailer was just released during the Grammys last night, Twitter has, of course, provided much feedback on Smith's Genie.
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
“Should he look like the genie or like Will Smith?”— American Antony Santos (@TheMikeTre) February 11, 2019
Honestly the Will Smith genie feels like a spoiler for BIRD BOX because I finally understand what image would make them so fascinated but also want to kill themselves— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) February 11, 2019
the bar I’m in had the most VISCERAL reaction of horror to Will Smith in the Aladdin trailer I’m screaming— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) February 11, 2019
So, it seems like the initial reaction to the genie is one of ... fear? Confusion? Regardless, we have some time to get used to it before the movie is released on May 24. Check out the full trailer below.