Disney dropped the new teaser for the live-action Aladdin during the 61st GRAMMY Awards.
The teaser gave us the first look at the villain, Jafar, and Aladdin’s faithful companion, Abu, but one thing everyone cannot stop talking about is Will Smith’s blue Genie.
When the first pictures of the live-action Aladdin were released in Entertainment Weekly, Will Smith’s Genie was not blue and many people were concerned, despite Smith assuring everyone he would be blue in the movie.
Watch the big reveal in the player above
However, Disney squashed those concerns when a very blue Genie appeared at the end of the trailer.
People online were quick to express their disappointment, with many Twitter users horrified with the look they gave the beloved character.
— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) February 11, 2019
Will Smith genie is what appears in my room when I have sleep paralysis pic.twitter.com/NzMDOgvkkz
— Jenny Nicholson (@JennyENicholson) February 11, 2019
The Will Smith genie makes me feel the same way I feel when a celebrity dies: Nauseous, sad, and like I can’t wait to tell everybody about it
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) February 11, 2019
— Caillou Pettis (@CaillouPettis) February 11, 2019
First look at Will Smith as the Genie in the up coming live action Aladdin pic.twitter.com/yFLxrVJXv2
— Xanny DeVito (@trevorstweetss) February 11, 2019
Aladdin (2019) pic.twitter.com/cqoJAYwTee
— Smeese Brip (@lukejbooth) February 11, 2019
the bar I’m in had the most VISCERAL reaction of horror to Will Smith in the Aladdin trailer I’m screaming
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) February 11, 2019
In ancient Arabia,
bottled and raised,
at the cave of wonders
spending most of my days
chillin’ out maxin’ relaxin’ all cool
grantin’ wishes to street rats outside the school pic.twitter.com/c3t49tXyZj
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) February 11, 2019
Still, Disney gave us the blue Genie we were all asking for, just not in the way we all wanted.