The world got the very first look of Will Smith as the Genie in the upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin.

Though many fans were left somewhat bewildered when they only saw a rather dull human-form of what’s universally remembered as a classic animation. For that reason, Smith must have known that fans might have been underwhelmed when they saw the Entertainment Weekly cover, thus he promised that same day that he would be the same color blue as the animated character once played by Robin Williams.


Thus with much anticipation, Aladdin is set to open in theatres on May 24th.