As someone who grew up loving Disney films, I'm ALL for these modern day, live action remakes. I think it's a great way for us as adults to relive our childhood, and get a totally unique and reimagined take on something that was once so important to us.
If you haven't already heard, one of the many films to be getting a live-action remake is none other than Aladdin. This was definitely one of my favourite Disney classics as a child, so I'm pretty stoked to see how the live-action remake will turn out!
As per usual, Disney has brought a star-studded cast to perform, including Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, and of course, Will Smith as the Genie. Now, a lot of people have been super excited to see how exactly Will Smith is going to bring the Genie to life - he is a pretty big part to play, after all. But to many people's surprise, the first photos of Smith in his role came out today, and the internet isn't quite sure how to feel:
I don’t know how I was expecting Will Smith to look as Genie— Ciara ♡ (@ciaraxmb) December 19, 2018
but this ain’t it https://t.co/YESeoONu1B
Will Smith for meme of the month? pic.twitter.com/UPQfKP1ae5— Dr Grandayy (@grandayy) December 19, 2018
I have ... Questions— Krishan A Smith (@Krishan_Mamba24) December 19, 2018
Like why does Will Smith look like Sinbad? pic.twitter.com/lITuMfj7L7
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So according to Will, we can all relax. The Genie will, in fact, be blue, and in CGI for most of the film! You can catch him, and his many talented costars on the big screen in 2019.