Today, Disney unveiled the first official images of Will Smith as the Genie in the live-action remake of Aladdin and fans have taken to social to express their discontent.
Living up to Robin Williams’ hilarious and beloved performance as the Genie was always going to be a difficult task, but many were willing to give Will Smith the benefit of the doubt after the actor was cast as the comedic jinn in Disney’s live-action Aladdin remake. However, reactions to the first official photos of Will Smith as the Genie have not been positive, with many complaining about the actor’s hair and noting that this version of the character resembles Sinbad more than Robin Williams’ loveable cartoon jinn.
You can check out some of the reactions below!
— Jason Carlos (@jaarlos) December 19, 2018
— Toni Toni Chopper (@tonyshaazam) December 19, 2018
— Jason Wesney (@JasonWesney) December 19, 2018
The Genie not being blue isn't even the worst part. It's Will Smith's hair. #Aladdin
— Michael ⍟ (@MTjr_15) December 19, 2018
— Nick Bosworth (@NickMBosworth) December 19, 2018
Will Smith as the Genie in live action Aladdin is… hm. Is "national tragedy" too rough? Probably. It's a scourge on humanity.
— Happy Just to See You (@HappyJust2SeeU) December 19, 2018
Will Smith as the genie looks like he might have finally found a movie worse for his career than After Earth.
Maybe I'm wrong, and it'll be huge, and people will love it. But man, that first image sure looks bad to me….
— 𝙷𝚊𝚗𝚔 𝙿𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚒𝚜𝚘𝚗 Ω☠ (@HLHPattison) December 19, 2018
Upon seeing the photo of Will Smith as the Genie in the new Aladdin movie I immediately thought they were doing a remake of Kazaam.
— Hassan Blackside (@MobSquadDF) December 19, 2018
I have … Questions
Like why does Will Smith look like Sinbad? pic.twitter.com/lITuMfj7L7
— Krish (@Krishan_Mamba24) December 19, 2018
What do you think Will Smith’s Genie look as the Genie? Share your own thoughts in the comments section below!
“Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.
Directed by Guy Ritchie from a script he co-wrote with John August, the film stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, and Numan Acar as Hakim.
Aladdin will be released in theatres on May 24, 2019.
Here’s Every Hero Who Appears In The ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer
Today, Marvel Studios released the first official trailer for Avengers: Endgame and revealed which heroes will likely be on hand for the re-match against Thanos.
Avengers: Infinity War united nearly every hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the showdown with Thanos and after a decade of films that proved to be an extensive roster. However, the Marvel Studios epic concluded with Thanos succeeding in his mission to acquire the Infinity Stones and use their power to erase half of the universe's population, with many of the aforementioned heroes being included among the casualties. Fortunately, the original Avengers teammates survived Thanos' decimation and it appears they will be joined by a few the new heroes who debuted since the group initially formed when they head into the second showdown with Thanos.
Click "Next" to see a full list of heroes featured in the trailer!
Iron ManAfter being spared by Thanos, Tony Stark can be seen adrift in space with limited supplies and oxygen. Although Nebula appears to be with him, the unlikely companions seem to be lost with little chance of being rescued, though it is hard to imagine that Stark will spend most of what could be his final adventure away from the action.
The First Avenger will unsurprisingly return for the conclusion of the first decade of Marvel Studios stories and he is determined to undo Thanos' decimation. Of course, many fans are concerned that reversing the decimation could come at a great cost for Captain America considering Chris Evans' contract expired with Avengers: Endgame.
Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a Black Widow, returns for Avengers: Endgame and it appears she's been assessing the consequences of Thanos' actions. Standing by Captain America's side as they head to attempt to reverse the decimation, Black Widow seems confident that their plan cannot fail.
Although Thor nearly defeated Thanos by stabbing through the chest with Stormbreaker, The Mad Titan had enough energy left to use the Infinity Stones to heal himself while erasing 50% of the population in the universe. Now, a contemplative Thor can be seen in the Avengers: Endgame trailer and one can't fault him for reflecting on the fact that victory was almost in his grasp.
Nebula and Rocket Raccoon were the only Guardians of the Galaxy characters to survive Thanos' wrath, with former being left alone on Titan with Tony Stark. With the film expected to conclude Thanos' and Nebula having more reason than most to see the Mad Titan brought to justice, fans are hoping she will have an extensive role Avengers: Endgame.
The new trailer also confirmed that Hawkeye will assume the Ronin mantle when he returns and the death of family is the likely reason for his new identity. It appears Natasha will attempt to recruit her old friend when they embark on a mission to defeat Thanos, but whether or not Hawkeye agreed to join them remains to be seen.
After the mid-credits scene for Ant-Man and the Wasp, many were theorizing that the Avengers would have to rescue Scott Lang from the Quantum Realm and subsequently use the alternate dimension to travel back in time to defeat Thanos. While it appears Scott Lang managed to escape on his own, he may have brought the van containing the way to the Quantum Realm to the Avengers' front door.
While the Hulk was absent from the first Avengers: Endgame trailer, Bruce Banner managed to make a brief appearance. The brilliant scientist could be seen assessing the list of casualties of Thanos' decimation and it has clearly taken an emotional toll.