Disney FINALLY Releases the First Live-Action Aladdin Trailer
Disney fans, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for — The House of Mouse has FINALLY released its first official live-action teaser trailer for the live-action version of Aladdin and fans of the magical story are feeling some type of way.
Agrabah, Iago, Aladdin, the cave of wonders…yeah *almost* everyone from the beloved animated Disney film is in this teaser trailer. Keyword: Almost. While we haven’t gotten a glimpse of Princess Jasmine, Genie, Abu, Jafar or any of the other big players in the movie, Disney fans still took to twitter to express how happy they felt after watching the first teaser trailer.
— Farah A (@ThisIsFarah) October 12, 2018
But, not everyone felt the same way as Farah. Others were bummed to have not seen more footage but don’t worry guys, this is JUST a teaser trailer. There’s definitely more where that came from. One of the main characters people WERE excited to see was the Genie and they’re certainly not the only ones.
Will Smith shared the first poster of the live-action Aladdin film on his Instagram earlier this week and captioned it, “LEMME OUT!! Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE!”
As you can guess, the actor will be playing Genie, who was previously voiced by the late Robin Williams.
Mena Massoud, who we DID get a peek of, will be playing the role of Aladdin with Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar.
The live-action version has a lot to live up to. According to Deadline, the animated version of Aladdin was the highest-grossing film of 1992 AND it became the first animated movie to reach the half-billion mark. The Disney classic also won two Academy Awards and its soundtrack won a Grammy for Song of the Year.
As if that wasn’t enough pressure already, the animated VHS release set a sales record by grossing $500 million in the US. Since then, Aladdin has spawned two direct-to-video sequels, an animated TV series AND a Broadway adaptation. So yeah, it’s a pretty big deal and we’re PUMPED for this live-action film!
Aladdin, directed by Guy Ritchie, is set to come out on May 24, 2019.