Will Smith's genie in Aladdin leaves the internet feeling blue

Will Smith in Aladdin. (Screengrab: YouTube)
Will Smith in Aladdin. (Screengrab: YouTube)

Cape Town – We don’t think anybody was ready for this one!

Disney released the first look of Will Smith as the Genie in the Aladdin remake.

The 1 minute teaser was unveiled during the Grammy Awards showed more scenes from the upcoming film including: another look at Princess Jasmine, Aladdin and Agrabah and Jafar taking Aladdin into the Cave of Wonders. 

But Will as the genie stole the spotlight, and not necessarily in a good way. The actor shared the clip on Instagram and wrote: “I told y’all I was gon’ be Blue!! Y’all need to trust me more often!"


As usual Twitter had a lot to say about the new teaser. Some people hated it while others are willing to give the movie a chance. See some of the mixed reactions here:

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