Earlier today (December 19), Will Smith revealed Entertainment Weekly’s forthcoming cover of the first looks from Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin.
And … he is being dragged to filth as we speak.
The cover features The Fresh Prince as The Genie, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Mena Massoud as Aladdin. And while Will is draped in gaudy, blue gear, coupled with the character’s signature top knot and goatee, there was only one important detail missing — his blue skin.
Of course, fans on Twitter took aim and sounded off accordingly.
— ToeKnee (@tonyshaazam) December 19, 2018
— Jason Carlos (@jaarlos) December 19, 2018
*sees the Entertainment Weekly cover for Aladdin*
— Clarkisha Kent (@IWriteAllDay_) December 19, 2018
— TAKUMI™ (@takumitoxin) December 19, 2018
They got Will Smith looking like Overton from Living Single. pic.twitter.com/1nJtPc8y9G
— Gustavo Romero (@Gustavo16070184) December 19, 2018
They could've picked the random people that dress up at the Disney parks and they'd look more the part than the cast of this movie. Will Smith's fuckin bun, what the hell lol. pic.twitter.com/VaUiOcMoLc
— Elvis The Alien (@ElvisTheAlienTV) December 19, 2018
What could Will Smith possibly have done to deserve this? Jada is gonna have to do a whole episode of “Read Table Talk” about this hair piece. pic.twitter.com/wMm5fysIg0
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) December 19, 2018
Errrrr … What? pic.twitter.com/Uoyh8CT3F2
— ???? ????? (@DangerLiam) December 19, 2018
ALADDIN- Right, but I don't get it
GENIE- Focus, man. Is not that hard; Ventus is part of Sora's heart. That's why Roxas looks like Ventus AND can have two keyblades; one for Sora, one from Ventus. Vanitas is back and wants to reunite with Ventus in order to open the Kingdom Hea pic.twitter.com/DjuG6OEPui
— ??️?Lulu?️?? ????? (@luulubuu) December 19, 2018
Despite the cover of him appearing without makeup, he assures fans that he will be as blue as the late Robin Williams’s 90s iteration.
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) December 19, 2018
The Guy Ritchie-directed film is slated for a May 24, 2019 release date. Fans can officially cast their judgment then.