Die-hard Disney fans were at first startled to see Smith's Genie without blue skin in the newly released images. Smith, however, made certain to reassure fans writing on Instagram Wednesday that his Genie is "gonna be BLUE!" and the cover represents Genie's "human/disguise form." The actor further elaborated saying his character will be CGI and blue most of the film.
Some Twitter users even compared Smith's genie to the completely fabricated "Shazaam!" movie that never existed. If you're not aware, there is a persistent Internet myth that Sinbad starred as a genie in a movie called "Shazaam!" in the 1990s. The only problem is no such movie existed (College Humor even did a spoof on the not-real movie last year). However some fans used the conspiracy theory to roast the new Disney movie. One wise-cracker wrote: "Remember that alternate universe shit when we thought Sinbad starred in a genie movie? Turns out we were actually thinking of a timeline in the future with Will Smith."
In the 1992 original film, Aladdin is shirtless under his vest. Some people really wanted it to stay that way and weren't happy that he was covered up.
"I don't want to live in a world where Aladdin wears a shirt under his vest," a fan wrote.
Will Smith looks like Sinbad. That Jasmine costume looks like an actual Jasmine costume you could buy off Amazon. They made Aladdin look like the weird guy at the bar who gives you his mom's cellphone number because his is off right now but the service will be back on next week. pic.twitter.com/rWvNILK3DR
In the cartoon movie, it was believable that Princess Jasmine chose Aladdin, because Jafar was looking like a skeleton with a painted on beard. Now we gonna be like wayment Jasmine you might wanna reconsider cuz Jafar is FOINE!!! pic.twitter.com/Wa0Ur4pSRo