The trailer for Aladdin has finally been unveiled and the internet is freaking out over Will Smith as the Genie!

Publish Date
Tuesday, 12 February 2019, 10:34AM

The very first look at the live-action Aladdin is finally here ... but Disney fans aren't exactly jumping for joy.

Granting everyone's wish at the Grammys yesterday, we finally got a sneak peek at Will Smith's blue Genie in the remake of the insanely popular 1992 animation film.

However, the internet is now wanting to use their remaining two wishes to put him back in the lamp as he gives people the heebie jeebies.

"It turns out that Will Smith's Aladdin Genie will haunt my nightmares," tweeted one user.

Another added: "I'll never sleep again and it's all Will Smith's fault." 

Will previously admitted to Entertainment Weekly that he knew he had big shoes to fill taking on the iconic role carved out by the late Robin Williams in the original movie.

“Whenever you're doing things that are iconic, it's always terrifying," Will said.

But director Guy Ritchie explained that he knew Will would make it his own.

“The great thing about the role of the Genie is that it's essentially a hyperbole for who that individual actor is, so it's a wonderful platform and tapestry for an actor to fill his boots on," Guy said.

"I started to feel confident that I could deliver something that was a homage to Robin Williams but was musically different," Will added.

"Just the flavour of the character would be different enough and unique enough that it would be in a different lane, versus trying to compete."

"I think it'll stand out as unique even in the Disney world. There hasn't been a lot of that hip-hop flavour in Disney history."

The new live-action Aladdin is set to be released in May.