Disney offered a first look at Will Smith as “Genie” in their live-action adaptation of their animated classic, Aladdin, during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards and whew chile…folks are salty about it!
Will proudly shared the clip as well as a still from the film via social media with the caption:
I told y’all I was gon’ be Blue!! 🧞♂️ Y’all need to trust me more often! 😆 #aladdin
See his original post below.
Now, watch the first look trailer below.
People took to the streets of social media with their disdain for Will’s version of the iconic blue genie.
Peep the salty tweets below.
— Tusk (@HaleysTusk) February 11, 2019
— 💎 Bella Cigno 💎 (@IsabellaCigno) February 11, 2019
— i-toony (@i_itoony) February 11, 2019
— gandalf the purple (@gandalf_purple) February 11, 2019
— Thomas Michael Duffy (@tduffy221) February 11, 2019
— The Amazing Lucas (@ItsAmazingLucas) February 11, 2019
So some of you really don’t want Will Smith to be the Genie inter live action “Alladin”? ☹️
— jonathanc__ (@ayewhatsupjon_) February 11, 2019
So genie is actually blue #Alladin
— Raheem GP (@raheemqn) February 11, 2019
— Maykla Clarke (@MayklaC) February 11, 2019
— Amanda Mclaughlin (@amandaxbabyx) February 11, 2019
i like reading headlines like “SOME viewers werent ready for will smith as the genie in alladin!” like anyone could have been mentally prepared to handle that
— artsyRC✍️ (@rceezus) February 11, 2019
The Genie in live action Alladin or Big Fat Liar 2? pic.twitter.com/39A2YETxoS
— Resort Originals 🏝 (@ResortOriginals) February 11, 2019
Not everyone was on the hate wagon…
So people commenting Will Smith an awful choice as the Genie; I'll take your apologies now, he is going to smash this, has the right personality and about the only person I can think of who would fill the shoes left by Robin #Alladin #Genie https://t.co/HtzbqX0B25
— Jason Crouch (@jdcrouch1972) February 11, 2019
What are your thoughts?