Whether viewers love them or not, we have to watch them to see if they live up to our expectations. "I told y'all I was gon' be Blue!"
All the same, Smith appears to be really excited about his latest role, previously stating: "I got to do everything I know how to do in this movie".
"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", tweeted "Carpetbagger" columnist Kyle Buchanan. But Will Smith's look as Genie in his blue form has got a lot of fans scratching their heads.
When the first-look photos arrived in 2018, Will Smith, who plays Genie, was not blue and just wore a long top knot.
That being said, while the reception to the new Genie hasn't been especially flattering, there's certainly still time for Disney to convince filmgoers that the design works within the context of the movie. Are you listening, Director Guy Ritchie? Many fans were outraged, anxious that the remake's genie would not be blue like the animated Robin Williams version of old. Also, he's just gonna use his regular Will Smith voice? The film's antagonist, Jafar, was also seen, but seemed less than enthused according to some.More news: Trump sees no Xi summit by tariff date, stocking trade worries
Well, as the Genie himself might say: be careful what you wish for.
"Y'all need to trust me more often", Smith added.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, the Aladdin remake will be released in May and stars Will Smith, Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine. Is it even possible to live up to the expectations for that character?
The Aladdin reboot is set to hit cinema screens on 24th May 2019.
What are your thoughts on Will Smith's new look as the Genie?