Aladdin: Twitter users call Will Smith's Genie in upcoming live-action adaptation 'stuff of nightmares'

FP Staff

Feb 11, 2019 13:52:42 IST

The trailer for Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin was released at the 2019 Grammy Awards and also introduced Will Smith as the blue-skinned Genie. The character was originally played by the late Robin Williams in 1992.

 Will Smith as popular character Genie. Source: Twitter

Will Smith as Genie in Aladdin. Image from Twitter

The brief video, saves the Genie reveal for last, with Aladdin (Mena Massoud) rubbing the lamp and unleashing the figure, whom he apparently has no idea about. “You really don’t know who I am?” asks Genie. “Genie? Wishes? Lamp? None of that ringing a bell?”

Twitter users were not too keen on Smith's version of the iconic Disney character. Some even compared his look to the smurfs.

Updated Date: Feb 11, 2019 13:55:05 IST