A trailer for Disney’s live-action Aladdin dropped during Sunday night’s Grammy Awards 2019.
But there was something fans were not prepared for – the sight of Will Smith as a blue Genie.
Will Smith posted a clip of himself as the Genie, with the caption: “I told y’all I was gon’ be Blue!! Y’all need to trust me more often!”
Fans have been grappling with mixed emotions about Will Smith as a blue Genie, and to no surprise they vented their feelings on Twitter..
“I told y’all I was gon’ be Blue!! Y’all need to trust me more often!”
One simply said: “Will Smith’s genie is horrifying.”
Another tweeted: “Will Smith as the Genie in Aladdin is sooooo weird wtf.”
A third commented: “Will Smith as Genie in the new Alladin trailer has ruined my childhood.”
Some fans even mistook a blue Smith as a “bad Photoshop meme”.
While another claimed the Genie would give her “nightmares”.
However, not all fans were horrified at the prospect of a blue Will Smith – who many people claimed was inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar.
One fan stood up for the Fresh Prince of Bell Air, saying: “Sorry haters. Aladdin looks tight.
“I’m here for Will Smith genie, no he won’t be Robin Williams, no one will, and no one could.
“Live action films are fun, stop being such a Debbie downer.”
Even though there are mixed reactions to Smith as a blue Genie, there is no doubt fans are excited for the film itself.
One fan said: “I’m so excited for the live action Aladdin, like I might just cry lmfao.”
Fans can also look forward to Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Marwen Kenzari as the villainous Jafar and Naomi Scott as the beautiful Princess Jasmine.
The live-action version of Aladdin follows a string of Disney remakes, including Cinderella, Beauty And The Beast and Maleficent.
Aladdin is based on the 1992 animated classic, starring fan-favourite Robin Williams as the Genie.
The new live-action version will be directed by Guy Ritchie.
Fans first had a look at the cast of the new film on an Entertainment Weekly cover in December.
On the cover Smith looked amazing in a blue and purple outfit with gold jewellery – but was not blue.
Some fans were worried Smith would be abandoning the Robin-Willams-voiced character’s blue colour – but now they definitely have what they wished for.
The film will drop in theatres from May 24, 2019 in the UK, and May 23 in Australia and North America.