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EntertainmentTwitter rips Will Smith's 'too blue' Genie after 'Aladdin' trailer airs during the Grammys

14:25  11 february  2019
14:25  11 february  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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" After seeing Will Smith as the genie , ' Aladdin ' is canceled. We're skipping to 'Lion King,' " another Twitter user wrote, naming a different Disney live-action movie in the works. Many fans’ complaints centered on the fact that Smith ’ s character isn’t the blue hue of the animated movie’s original genie .

Smith ' s genie is ripped , and blue , and seems like he would be at home in the fantastical world of Smith ' s Netflix "blockbuster" movie, Bright. Second to Michelle Obama's appearance during the opening speeches, this Genie appearance might be the biggest surprise of the evening.

A new trailer for the live action "Aladdin" dropped during the 61st annual Grammy Awards, introducing Will Smith's blue Genie to the world. Let's just say Twitter is not impressed.

Fans got a first look at Smith's high-ponytail-wearing character back in December, but movie buffs couldn't help but notice that Genie wasn't the blue hue of the animated movie’s Robin Williams-voiced original.

The latest trailer, however, granted fans' wishes.

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Will Smith ’ s Genie takes center stage in a new teaser, which debuted at the 2019 Grammys . It’s the second look at Guy Richie’s upcoming live-action A trailer for Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin aired during the 2019 Grammys finally gave everyone what they wanted

The newest Aladdin trailer , which debuted during the 2019 Grammys , brings us to a whole new world. In this new trailer , we get to see more of the characters in action. An Entertainment Weekly story revealed their costumes and discussed Will Smith ’ s inspiration for Genie — but Genie was not

"I told y’all I was gon’ be Blue!" Smith wrote on Instagram, along with the clip featuring Mena Massoud's Aladdin and Naomi Scott's Princess Jasmine. "Y’all need to trust me more often!"

But, it appears you can never truly satisfy Twitter, because more criticism ensued. Many users commented that the Genie was too blue, channeling everything from Avatar to the Smurfs.

"Are we sure this is Will Smith as Genie from #Aladdin and not #Avatar?" Scott Fishman tweeted.

Kyle Buchanan went as far as comparing Smith's Genie to "a spoiler for BIRD BOX because I finally understand what image would make them so fascinated but also want to kill themselves."

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Smith has assured that Genie will indeed be blue come time for the movie to arrive in theaters next With that in mind, we should be getting a full-length trailer in the not- too -distant future, which will Be sure to check out Will Smith ' s Instagram post below. We also have BossLogic's big blue take on the

The trailer (courtesy of Walt Disney Studios YouTube) first aired during the 61st Grammy Awards on CBS New Genie : Disney reveals the first look at Will Smith as the blue genie in a new trailer for Veruca Salt: Twitter user Kyle Lenkey compared Smith ' s Genie to the blueberry-inflated Veruca Salt

He continued: "I just stepped outside and... how are there not crashed cars? How are there not people walking around in a daze? Have they not seen the Will Smith genie yet? Dare I show them?"

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Ian Hecox pondered if this is the real deal: "Either this is a super clever marketing troll by Disney, and this isn’t what the genie will actually look like for Aladdin or... I dunno. Man, I just can’t believe this can possibly be the real thing. I just can’t."

Another user compared Smith's Genie to the smurfs.

Rebecca Iannucci said, "It turns out that Will Smith’s #Aladdin Genie will haunt my nightmares."

While Jarett Wieselmann simply said Smith's character is "NOT IT."

The new "Aladdin" film, directed by Guy Ritchie, premieres May 24, 2019.

Contributing: Maeve McDermott

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