Twitter Can't Stop Laughing at How Terrible Will Smith Looks as the Genie w/ "Hip-Hop Flavor" in 'Aladdin'
In West Agrabah, born and raised…
Back in October, Disney dropped the first trailer for the upcoming live-action Aladdin movie.
That trailer, which was only a teaser, did not feature any shots of the Genie, who will be played by Will Smith. On Wednesday (December 19th) Entertainment Weekly revealed the first imagery of Smith as the Genie. Smith appears on the cover, as well as Aladdin (Mena Massoud) and Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott.)
The image was not well-received.
First, off the bat, Aladdin isn’t blue. Second, what is going on with Smith’s hair? Third, why does Smith look just like Sinbad?
Twitter, of course, had a field day with this:
— 🅺🆁 (@Hellkr1) December 19, 2018
They got Will Smith looking like Overton from Living Single. pic.twitter.com/1nJtPc8y9G
— Gustavo Romero (@Gustavo16070184) December 19, 2018
— ToeKnee (@tonyshaazam) December 19, 2018
What could Will Smith possibly have done to deserve this? Jada is gonna have to do a whole episode of “Read Table Talk” about this hair piece. pic.twitter.com/wMm5fysIg0
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) December 19, 2018
Twitter this morning pic.twitter.com/KM0UH53jYv
— Kyle Cardine (@Kyle_Cardine) December 19, 2018
— Filipe Torres (@filipebtorres) December 19, 2018
genie! my first wish. i wish that i’d never seen this. pic.twitter.com/R8JSMG52C4
— jessica (@hullojess) December 19, 2018
— Kevin Sparrow (@KevinSparrrow) December 19, 2018
Looks like the Sinbad genie from the Shazam movie that existed but never really existed. https://t.co/tAhO22frkb
— King Kortney, PhD ✊🏿 (@fakerapper) December 19, 2018
should have been Sinbad he plays a great genie pic.twitter.com/yA0qO7vwAs
— Bacon House (@Bacon_House) December 19, 2018
Take IG Will Smith back pic.twitter.com/d2UmVlw7GP
— Travonne Edwards (Blk Tray) (@Travonne) December 19, 2018
One thing fans shouldn’t be too concerned: Smith’s color. Will Smith responded to an IG comment, assuring fans that he will be blue’;
And here’s Will Smith with more info on his genie character’s look pic.twitter.com/obNPeMoBYO
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) December 19, 2018
In the Entertainment Weekly piece, there are some hints of what to expect from Smith. The Genie in the original movie was played by Robin Williams. So how would Smith add his own twist to such an iconic character?
An unnamed Disney executive described Smith’s Genie as “part Fresh Prince, part Hitch.” Will Smith added “I think it’ll stand out as unique even in the Disney world…There hasn’t been a lot of that hip-hop flavor in Disney history.”
Uhhh…at least Abu looks cool.
Aladdin comes out May 24, 2019.