Relax, Everyone – Will Smith Says His ‘Aladdin’ Genie Is ‘Gonna Be Blue’

Character’s “Human / Disguise Form” on Entertainment Weekly cover had fans freaking out for a minute there

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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.



Here is Smith further reassuring fans in the comments section on his social media post:

“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.