First Live-Action Aladdin Remake Set Photo Shared by Will Smith
With the critical acclaim and financial success of the live action The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast remakes, Disney has been very much looking forward to repeating those successes with their planned live action remake of their hit animated film, Aladdin. Rumors had been abound earlier this year that the studio was having difficulty casting lead actors of Middle Eastern descent, but fortunately actors fitting the requirements were found and production was able to proceed as scheduled. To celebrate the beginning of filming, Will Smith has posted the first Aladdin remake set photo of himself with the other lead actors.
Will Smith, who has been cast as the Genie from the magic lamp, famously portrayed by Robin Williams in the classic animated version of Aladdin, posted this first set photo today on his official Facebook Page. In the description, he acknowledged that shooting on the project had officially begun, hence the variety of set pieces and vehicles seen in the photo. Smith also chose to introduce his fellow cast members from the film, which will likely be the first time the lesser known actors will be made known to Smith’s massive fanbase.
Those seen include Mena Massoud, who has been cast as Aladdin, Naomi Scott, who will portray Princess Jasmine, and the recently confirmed Marwan Kenzari as the villainous Jafar. The film still has a long production schedule ahead until the film’s release in 2019, but many Disney fans are eager to step into a Whole New World in a brand new way. What do you guys think about this first Aladdin remake set photo? Let us know in the comments below!
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A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.