Disney is continuing its latest tradition of rebooting classic animated movies in live-action. This time with the hit 1992 film Aladdin. While many people are going to find it difficult portraying classic characters from the movie, few will have a more difficult challenge than Will Smith, who is set to portray The Genie. As Genie was previously portrayed by the late, great Robin Williams, it's a going to take a lot out of Smith to keep the masses happy.
Things went off to a shoddy start when on Wednesday, Disney released the first look at Smith in his Genie garb. Shown below:
As Aladdin is a film that holds a special place in many peoples hearts and minds, people are expecting perfection of Smith, and people are not happy with this start.
This looks like Aladdin, brought to you by Party City pic.twitter.com/JBryKecq54— Roxxy Haze (@iamroxxyhaze) December 19, 2018
it's not too late to salvage this pic.twitter.com/wuh7b3IOMk— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) December 19, 2018
The internet has a tendency to overreact, Will Smith could still come out with an amazing performance and reimagine the iconic character for a whole new generation. But, we at least have to make sure Genie is blue, that's the least Disney could do.
They had one job with the genie... pic.twitter.com/YANAAtflcu— Cameron (@Camo1023) December 19, 2018