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

Last Updated: December 19, 2018 @ 7:18 AM

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.

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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.