Disney’s first look at the new Aladdin movie, being released in May 2019 has shocked many of the viewers. It has been announced that Will Smith will be playing the genie. Viewers have been heated about this recent news. Many have been bashing the idea of the genie being misportrayed.
Social media is buzzing with the backlash on the first look. Many do not believe that Smith will portray the genie correctly. Stated on the BBC NEWS, Disney fans mock Will Smith’s Genie in Aladdin, fans have been tweeting statements like, “I’ll never sleep again and it’s all Will Smith’s fault.” Fans are hysterical that they would dare to make the genie Will Smith. Showing their disagreement, viewers are “making fun” with comments like, “It turns out that Will Smith’s Aladdin Genie will haunt my nightmares.”
Disney fans are treating this as an outrageous event, making different arguments spread rapidly throughout social media. Some stating that Smith could never live up to be as good as Robin Williams. So why should he even try? It will be a disappointment. Also, the look of the genie. It will not look accurate even if he is “blue.” He will just look out of place and wrong.
Can Will Smith pull off the role? Even though Disney fans are in doubt, hopefully, he can come through and shock us all. He might not perfectly fit the part, “haunt us all”, and not live up to Robin Williams, he is a great actor. To summarize, we need to give him a chance before jumping to conclusions.