New Aladdin trailer reveals first look at Will Smith as blue Genie and fans have mixed reactions over it


When Disney announced that they were filming live-action ‘Aladdin’ with Hollywood actor Will Smith as the iconic Genie, many fans gave a mixed reaction to the news. 

Recently, Disney released the first trailer of the highly anticipated live-action remake of the classic Disney animated movie and many people could not quite agree with the first look at Will Smith as Genie.


It appears that Smith’s portrayal as Genie sparked a massive reaction on social media with thousands of people took to social media to share their thoughts about it.

Will Smith genie is what appears in my room when I have sleep paralysis,” one user wrote on Twitter.

“This looks like a blue version of Shrek. #Aladdin,” another commented.

“Was down for that #Aladdin trailer the whole way thru til I saw blue Will Smith,” one user added.

However, many others appear to be huge fans of his character in the Disney remake.

“Wait shut the front door… A real life Aladdin is happening yasss!!!! And freaking Will Smith is the Genie!!!! Yasssss!!!!!” one user commented.

Meanwhile, another posted, “I mean I personally think the new #Aladdin trailer was amazing.”

Smith later posted footage of himself as Genie on his Instagram account in response to the mixed reaction.


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The trailer was first revealed during the Grammy Awards. It also features Jasmine, Aladdin, Jafar, and Agrabah.

Mena Massoud stars in the live-action remake as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Will Smith as the Genie, and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar.


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The cast also includes Billy Magnussen and Nasim Pedrad.

The animated version of “Aladdin” premiered in 1992 and earned US$504 million globally. It was directed by John Musker and Ron Clements while the live-action version this time was directed by Guy Ritchie.

It will be released in theatres on May 24, 2019.


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 Watch the first trailer of live-action “Aladdin” here

Credit: Express | Hollywood Reporter 


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