New TV spot for ‘Aladdin’ gives first look at Will Smith’s Genie, fans react

by Brittani Tuttle

Disney shared the first TV spot for the upcoming live-action remake of “Aladdin” during the Grammys on Feb. 10 – and with it came our first look at a very blue Will Smith as the Genie.


In the first TV spot for the “Aladdin” remake, fans got their first look at Will Smith all in blue as the Genie.

“Aladdin” is just one of many new Disney live-action retellings set to hit theaters and Disney+ over the next few years, joining the likes of “The Lion King,” “Dumbo,” “Mulan,” and “Lady and the Tramp.”

Fans immediately took to social media to share their opinions on the big blue guy’s new appearance, and trust us, there were A LOT of opinions… and also a lot of memes.

Some fans loved the new live-action look for the wish-granting lamp-dweller:



Others thought this new take on the Genie was pure nightmare fuel:

And some just wanted to see better special effects and character design:


What do you think of the new live-action look for Will Smith as the Genie? Love it? Hate it? Watch the TV spot and let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

Disney's Aladdin - Special Look: In Theaters May 24

Be sure to catch Disney’s live-action retelling of “Aladdin” when it flies into theaters on May 24, 2019.


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