Disney dropped the trailer for Aladdin and the Will Smith genie memes are truly savage
11 February 2019, 12:55
Disney's Aladdin trailer features Will Smith as the Genie and it has already inspired memes about the CGI character.
Another teaser trailer for the upcoming live action Aladdin film dropped during The Grammys and people already have serious thoughts about Will Smith as the Genie. Will Smith as the Genie in Aladdin is a big CGI job and it has already garnered strong reactions from fans, including from people saying that the Genie would "haunt [their] nightmares". The Will Smith Genie memes are here and our one wish is that they never end.
People thought that Will Smith as the Genie looked like Thanos' cousin from out of town in the Aladdin trailer.
First look at Will Smith playing the role of Thanos’s cousin “Lewis” in the upcoming Marvel film “Avengers: End Game” pic.twitter.com/E8YrMMB0AU— Saltydkdan (@saltydkdan) February 11, 2019
The Genie reminded some people of Tobias Funke from Arrested Development.
Will smith as the genie looks good. pic.twitter.com/64BmTj60Gj— Arturo Torres (@arturodraws) February 11, 2019
In fact, there were a LOT of TV and film comparisons.
Will Smith as Genie in Aladdin(2019) pic.twitter.com/ZVkfr4ViHD— Patrick McMillan (@PEMCMILL) February 11, 2019
How do you cast Will Smith as the genie when Paul Giamatti still exists pic.twitter.com/PT7XRrhdON— Andrew Sweiss (@swishcheez) February 11, 2019
People compared the Genie to SpongeBob characters, Kylo Ren, and even Paul Giamatti's character in Liar Liar. Who knew the Genie's energy was so versatile?
Was Will Smith's CGI Genie the stuff of nightmares? Uhh, kind of definitely.
Will Smith genie is what appears in my room when I have sleep paralysis pic.twitter.com/NzMDOgvkkz— Jenny Nicholson (@JennyENicholson) February 11, 2019
It turns out that Will Smith’s #Aladdin Genie will haunt my nightmares— Rebecca Iannucci (@rebeccaiannucci) February 11, 2019
Will Smith’s genie in that new Aladdin trailer is, and I don’t want to exaggerate here, the worst thing I’ve seen in my entire life pic.twitter.com/JEf2mlip9k— Harrison Renshaw (@RenshawHS) February 11, 2019
our entire office just had a VISCERAL reaction to will smith's genie pic.twitter.com/Zh7DnDWR3D— Meredith B. Kile (@em_bee_kay) February 11, 2019
Aladdin heads to theatres May 24, 2019 and we fully expect to see you all there for the splendour and wonder of Will Smith as the Genie.
Some may disparage the CGI Genie but I, for one, welcome our new blue overlord.