Will Smith makes his debut as the iconic Genie in the first full-length trailer for Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin.
The teaser opens with Marwen Kenzari’s Jafar kicking off the search for the magical lamp in the Cave of Wonders. Other scenes show Mena Massoud’s Aladdin finding and rubbing the lamp--and being introduced to Smith’s bulked up blue Genie for the first time. Naomi Scott’s Princess Jasmine and the lavish city of Agrabah also make brief appearances in the teaser.
Twitter users couldn't help making fun of Smith’s blue-skinned, bulked-up and creepy-looking Genie. "It turns out that Will Smith's Aladdin Genie will haunt my nightmares," one Twitter user wrote, while another tweeted, "I'll never sleep again and it's all Will Smith's fault." Others compared Smith's look to the Smurfs, while one person bluntly remarked, "All three of my wishes would be to unsee the Will Smith genie." Harsh.
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Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin hits theaters on May 24, 2019
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