Star Wars Fans Are Turning Will Smith’s Genie Into Thrawn

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February 12, 2019  12:25 PM


Disney fans might be disappointed by Will Smith’s blue look as Aladdin’s Genie, but it looks like Star Wars fans are having a pretty swell time.

Making fun of the action star’s blue color, Star Wars fans on Twitter have been busy comparing Smith to Thrawn, a fan-favorite Star Wars villain. Not only have they been editing Smith’s blue-bald head on Thrawn’s shoulders, but they’ve also been editing Thrawn to make him look like Aladdin’s Genie.

There’s been a lot of hullabaloo over Smith’s Thrawn-like look on Twitter. It’s pretty clear with all these photoshopped edits coming out on the site.

Check out some of the Thrawn Smith tweets fans have been making online:

For those who aren’t familiar with the character, Thrawn is an Imperial military commander who first appears in Star Wars Legends. Despite being a Chiss male, Thrawn rises through the ranks of the Imperial Army and takes control of the Galactic Empire’s remaining forces about five years after Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

Thrawn was so popular among fans, the villain officially made his way to Star Wars canon, finding a place in Star Wars Rebels.

Like Aladdin’s Genie, Thrawn has clear bright blue skin, so the comparison between characters seems pretty understandable. Right now, Disney fans are still freaking out over Smith’s look as Aladdin’s Genie, many expressing distaste after seeing the critically-acclaimed actor being edited on to an overly muscular CGI body.

Then again, fans might have actually gotten what they wished for. There were so many complaints after Disney released its first-look photos of Smith’s regular-formed Genie. Now Smith’s all blue, just like everyone wanted.

Aladdin releases May 24, 2019.

Read: Aladdin: Will Smith's Genie is Officially Blue and We Kind of Wish He Wasn't

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