- Entertainment Weekly released images from Guy Ritchie’s live-action “Aladdin” film Wednesday.
- It includes the first images of Will Smith as the Genie, but he is not blue.
- Reactions to the photos are hilarious.
- The film comes to theatres Friday, May 24, 2019.
The feature includes a first look at stills from director Guy Ritchie’s film, including Will Smith as the Genie. It is clear from the photos that Smith’s Genie is not blue like his character in the 1992 animated film. EW reported that a Disney executive described Smith’s version of the Genie as “part ‘Fresh Prince,’ part ‘Hitch.'” This seems incredibly accurate after seeing the photos.
Reactions to the images on Twitter are simply hilarious. We collected the best reactions, ranging from jokes about the movie looking like a show on The CW to concerns about how many layers Aladdin is wearing in such a warm climate.
Here are the best reactions:
my middle school’s production of this where the magic carpet was literally a plank of wood on wheels that it was my job to push it out from under the stage during a whole new world looked better than this pic.twitter.com/38LzFv3uRq
— ky (@kyrkau) December 19, 2018
I love The CW pic.twitter.com/oFClSxwcWi
— Emma Stefansky (@stefabsky) December 19, 2018
— Christina Grace (@C_GraceT) December 19, 2018
2018: What a crazy time. never gonna get weirder than this
— Mike Drucker (@MikeDrucker) December 19, 2018
it's not too late to salvage this pic.twitter.com/wuh7b3IOMk
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 19, 2018
Looks like the Sinbad genie from the Shazam movie that existed but never really existed. https://t.co/tAhO22frkb
— Dr. Ziegler✊???????????? (@fakerapper) December 19, 2018
Twitter this morning pic.twitter.com/KM0UH53jYv
— Kyle Cardine (@Kyle_Cardine) December 19, 2018
You can see the live-action “Aladdin,” which stars Will Smith, Mena Messoud, Naomi Scott, and Marwan Kenzari in theatres on Friday, May 24, 2019.
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