‘Aladdin’ trailer gives everyone what they wanted: A blue Genie

Will Smith's Genie Is the Star of the New 'Aladdin' Trailer

As you'll soon see, everyone was cracking jokes left, right, and centre on social media.

(Pic: DISNEY / GETTY) "I told y'all I was gon' be Blue!" "Honestly the Will Smith genie feels like a spoiler for BIRD BOX because I finally understand what image would make them so fascinated but also want to kill themselves", Buchanan tweeted.

Others - well, one person - dug Smith's look, however.

However, fans were less than enthused with the Genie's blue hue following the trailer's release. A new TV spot for the movie premiered during the Grammys, and it included some never-before-seen footage, including our first look at Will Smith in all of his blue glory as the Genie.

"Well there goes my childhood it's been destroyed by Will Smith as the Genie", Caleb Wong wrote.

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The film is directed by Guy Ritchie.

Smith has assumed the live-action role of the big, blue genie who's always got jokes, opposite co-stars Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Mena Massoud as Aladdin. A few even pointed out that it looks eerily reminiscent of Tobias Funke's ill-fated attempts to join the Blue Man Group in Arrested Development. Disney released a teaser, and they also partnered with Entertainment Weekly to release pictures from the film. However, Smith's lively and bright performance steals the spotlight. "Genie? Wishes? Lamp? None of that ringin' a bell?"

If Smith's goal was to create a distinct genie that will have people talking, well mission accomplished.

The film will drop in theatres from May 24, 2019 in the United Kingdom, and May 23 in Australia and North America.

Since 2010, Disney has been regularly churning out live-action remakes of their animated classics such as Maleficent, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Beauty and the Beast, and Christopher Robin.

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