After all, was there even the slightest chance that a blue Will Smith wasn't going to look at least a little ridiculous?
This is Will Smith's Genie.
If Smith's goal was to create a distinct genie that will have people talking, well mission accomplished.
But the best bit comes right at the end as Aladdin, with Apu and a pixel-perfect CGI Magic Carpet right behind, rubs the magic lamp for the first time, unveiling the big attractive blue Smith.
But the proceedings took a hard turn in the wrong direction at the end when the genie was finally revealed: basically just Smith's blue face atop his dad bod as if the film's special effects budget ran out and they chose to call it a day.
Australia Deluge: Rescue operation continues as crocodiles crawl streets
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has warned the bill for damages could reach into the hundreds of millions of dollars. Gabi Elgood, a local journalist, said: "We've never seen so much water in our lives. the rain just doesn't stop".
As for the rest of the clip, there is little to no dialogue meaning fans will have to keeping guessing for details on the film (although there's obviously the original 1992 movie to go by). Among the previously unseen shots is one of the Genie, in all his cerulean glory.
Will Smith, 50, said that the late actor Robin William "infused the character with a timeless version of himself" and decided he would do the same. "Dare I show them?"
The film's trailer offered a glimpse what everyone was waiting for which is Will Smith in the popular blue genie avatar.
But besides the Genie there are some great moments in the spot that any Aladdin fan can recognize. "Genie, wishes, lamp, none of that ringing a bell?" asks a CGI Smith (so much for a live-action Aladdin).
"I have worked at most of the studios, and Disney just knows what they are doing". The film will hit screens on May 24, 2019.