Published: Fri, December 21, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Twitter Is Not Impressed With Will Smith’s Genie Look in ‘Aladdin’

Twitter Is Not Impressed With Will Smith’s Genie Look in ‘Aladdin’

While Will Smith has since confirmed that his character will be blue for most of the film, fans will have to wait a while longer before getting a glimpse at the character with his more iconic look.

"I think it'll stand out as unique even in the Disney world", he added. In an interview with EW, Smith said he sought to pay homage to Robin Williams' iconic portrayal in the 1992 animated original while also offering something entirely unique.

Thinking of the classic Genie style, popular fan artist BossLogic gave Will Smith's character some alterations.

Will Smith takes on the role of the Genie, previously played by Robin Williams. The actor further elaborated saying his character will be CGI and blue most of the film.

In retrospect, it makes sense now that Smith's Genie wasn't featured in the first teaser trailer for the live-action Aladdin that dropped in October. Rather than taking on a blue skin, the costume is bringing the color to the character.

He also said that, because he has five kids, "making a kids' film was very appealing to me".

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In the end, the Fresh Prince alum decided on a more hip-hop-y approach for the wish-granting djinn that he feels will really distinguish him from Williams. There was some news surrounding Disney supposedly resorting to white actors because they couldn't find any people of color who could sing and dance.

The majority of commenters are negative about Smith, and generally about the whole idea of the Aladdin reboot. Just Jared reported that Will Smith confirmed the character's color will be blue.

I wanted a muscular 1970s dad.

That all changed today (December 19) when Entertainment Weekly unveiled the first image of Will as the erstwhile lamp inhabitant, alongside newcomers Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Mena Massoud as Aladdin. "But he brings a handsome edge to the look and feel and imagining of 'Aladdin'".

EW Magazine has shared the first look at Will Smith in the upcoming Aladdin live-action movie, and Twitter is not impressed.

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