Chill, chill, chill: Will Smith says his “Aladdin” Genie is “gonna be blue.”
That first-look photo on the new Entertainment Weekly cover is just the live-action remake’s character in his “Human / Disguise Form,” Smith said on Instagram.
Here’s Smith’s Instagram post revealing the EW cover:
“BAM!! First look at the Genie ????, Princess Jasmine, and #Aladdin!” he captioned the image on Wednesday morning. “Check Me Rockin’ the Top Knot Ponytail Vibes in @entertainmentweekly ????”
He added: “(and yes, I’m gonna be BLUE! 🙂 )”
Not everyone got the message. The very live-action look for the cartoon character first made famous by (the voice of) Robin Williams had fans freaking out.
— MOVIEDEATHS (@MOVIEDEATHBLOWS) December 19, 2018
— BossLogic (@Bosslogic) December 19, 2018
— Jason Wesney (@JasonWesney) December 19, 2018
— ???????? (@Hellkr1) December 19, 2018
— Kelly Lawler (@klawls) December 19, 2018
— Nick Bosworth (@NickMBosworth) December 19, 2018
— Jason Carlos (@jaarlos) December 19, 2018
and now genie, for my third and final wish, I give you what you clearly desire more than anything:
the sweet release of death. pic.twitter.com/YkmG0Hjxot
— I wish it could be Craigmas Mac Ádaidh (@Craigadd) December 19, 2018
Here is Smith further reassuring fans in the comments section on his social media post:
— ???? (@sheilaslalaland) December 19, 2018
“I’m gonna be BLUE! 🙂 This is how the Genie is in Human / Disguise Form,” he responded to one sad follower. “My character will be CGI most of the movie.”
Phew, said the internet.