Disney’s Aladdin Debuts Spectacular Live-Action Trailer (VIDEO)
Disney’s live-action train continues to chug along with anticipated releases such as Dumbo and The Lion King, but one reimagining that’s arguably the biggest topic of conversation is the studio’s planned adaptation of Aladdin. As Disney’s original animated version is beloved for its imaginative story, memorable songs, and Robin Williams’s iconic performance as the Genie, fans have been predictably nervous about any of the film’s potential shortcomings.
Will Smith’s casting as the magical blue being is undoubtedly a source of division among fans, the character’s revealed appearance having spawned no shortage of strong reactions. However, we may now be able to put all this to rest now that a full look at Aladdin has finally been revealed. Disney’s new trailer for the film takes viewers though quite a few of the classic cartoons’ happenings, this time sporting all the visual flash that modern cinema can conceive. And yes, the Genie actually looks pretty cool. Check out the trailer below.
As seen above, everything one might expect in a live-action Aladdin is here to see, from Aladdin (Mena Massoud) and Jafar’s (Marwan Kenzari) journey to the Cave of Wonders, the magic carpet ride with Jasmine (Naomi Scott), to an admittedly dazzling dance number with the Genie. All oddly seems to stack up to a pretty fun time, a contrast to the out-of-context imagery we’ve seen in the past. Perhaps Disney and director Guy Ritchie may pull it off after all.
Disney’s Aladdin releases in theaters on May 24th.
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