Entertainment Weekly revealed the first photos of the cast, including Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, and Twitter has a lot of feelings about the lack of Genie's signature blue hue.
EW notes that "Will Smith's Genie in his blue floating lamp form isn't quite finished," and Smith himself assured fans that the character will be substantially altered by CGI in the final film.
Director Guy Ritchie even gave some more insight in what he hopes the final character will look like. "I wanted a muscular 1970s dad," he said. "He was big enough to feel like a force — not so muscular that he looked like he was counting his calories, but formidable enough to look like you knew when he was in the room."
Instead, what we got is pictured above.
See some of the hilarious reactions to Smith's revamped Genie below.
Aladdin is due in theatres on May 24, 2019.
Twitter this morning pic.twitter.com/KM0UH53jYv— Kyle Cardine (@Kyle_Cardine) December 19, 2018
genie! my first wish. i wish that i'd never seen this. pic.twitter.com/R8JSMG52C4— jessica (@hullojess) December 19, 2018
Will should have just blue himself? pic.twitter.com/vnIbKpal7Z— James Buttress (@jamesbuttress) December 19, 2018
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. pic.twitter.com/XphM1PbM8n— RJ City (@RJCity1) December 19, 2018
Looks like the Sinbad genie from the Shazam movie that existed but never really existed. https://t.co/tAhO22frkb— King Kortney, PhD ✊🏿 (@fakerapper) December 19, 2018
should have been Sinbad he plays a great genie pic.twitter.com/yA0qO7vwAs— Bacon House (@Bacon_House) December 19, 2018
So he's a diet Sinbad? https://t.co/DJWJQwCed4— Sofa Glow'd (@Swii_n_Sour) December 19, 2018
TFW Shaq is a better genie than Will Smith pic.twitter.com/CyFM51bpIr— Pixelbuster ❄ (@Nitomatta) December 19, 2018