With the release of the first look at Will Smith's blue Genie in the upcoming live-action Aladdin film, the Internet is having a bit of fun. Perhaps none more than the Mortal Kombat community, however, as many are comparing the almighty blue character to the popular fighting franchise's Goro.
Taking to Reddit, fans of Mortal Kombat shared a few memes comparing the two characters, while others are hoping to see Genie himself added to the roster. While this is unlikely, as we've seen with Shaggy in the past, it is certainly interesting to think of a wisecracking blue Will Smith beating up on the likes of Scorpion or Kabal.
The fans over on Twitter also jumped in on the fun, sharing their own reactions to the latest Aladdin trailer and blue Genie reveal with a comparison to the four-armed combatant.
Goro is *my* live action Genie pic.twitter.com/viiJ1uwPLf— John Squires (@FreddyInSpace) February 11, 2019
What did you guys thing about the new genie from ALADDIN? pic.twitter.com/iq4fd7ecRn— Kevin Brackett (@KevinRBrackett) February 11, 2019
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Mortal Kombat 11 is set to arrive on April 23rd for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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