Will Smith’s Genie in ‘Aladdin’ triggers onslaught of internet mockery

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WATCH: New trailer for 'Aladdin.' – Feb 10, 2019

Disney gave Aladdin fans a glimpse of the upcoming live-action movie during the 2019 Grammy Awards on Sunday but unfortunately, many fans were not impressed with what they saw.

When the first-look photos arrived in 2018, Will Smith, who plays Genie, was not blue and just wore a long top knot.

The new trailer featured the blue Smith shown at the end with Aladdin entering the cave to retrieve the magical lamp in which the Genie resides.

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The first look at Smith’s blue Genie in the live-action film triggered an onslaught of internet mockery.

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Some Disney fans said they would wait to make their minds up about Smith’s character once the movie is released in May.


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Smith posted the trailer to his Instagram, writing, “I told y’all I was gon’ be Blue!!”

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Aladdin hits theatres on May 24 and stars Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, and Smith.

Watch the trailer in the video above.

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