Will Smith is ready to spread some Disney magic.
In case you missed it, pop culture fans received a big surprise Sunday night during the 2019 Grammys. As it turns out, a brand-new trailer for the highly anticipated live-action remake of Aladdin appeared during a commercial break.
And yes, we finally got to see Will as the Genie.
“You really don’t know who I am?!” he asks Aladdin at the end of the sneak peek. “Genie? Wishes? Lamp? None of that ringin’ a bell?”
Will also took to Instagram and proved he’s a man of his word when it comes to his on-screen character roles.
“I told y’all I was gon’ be Blue!!” he shared. ” Y’all need to trust me more often! #Aladdin.”
As you likely could have guessed, the Internet was loud and vocal after seeing Will’s debut as the Genie. In fact, many decided to speak out on social media with a max of sassy, hilarious and excited messages. We compiled some of the many memorable tweets below.
First look at Will Smith as the Genie in the up coming live action Aladdin pic.twitter.com/yFLxrVJXv2
— Xanny DeVito (@trevorstweetss) February 11, 2019
Will Smith as Genie in Aladdin(2019) pic.twitter.com/ZVkfr4ViHD
— Patrick McMillan (@PEMCMILL) February 11, 2019
the bar I’m in had the most VISCERAL reaction of horror to Will Smith in the Aladdin trailer I’m screaming
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) February 11, 2019
I just stepped outside and… how are there not crashed cars? How are there not people walking around in a daze? Have they not seen the Will Smith genie yet? Dare I show them?
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) February 11, 2019
— lack toast and tolerance (@shanejbernard) February 11, 2019
Say what you want about Will Smith as Genie… But I think it’s cool that Disney is taking a chance giving that big of a role to a YouTuber.
— Nathan Sharp (@NateWantsToBtl) February 11, 2019
Which genie would you picK?
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Like for Will Smith. pic.twitter.com/jnmqFo2sz6
— Redzone (@MenaceZone) February 11, 2019
— Jasmin_Aurora (@jastoff) February 11, 2019
Curious to see what the finished product will be like? Mark your calendars for when Aladdin hits theaters everywhere on May 24, 2019.