Much of the year of 2019 will be a reboot of three of Walt Disney’s classical films. Lion King, Dumbo – and now we have Aladdin. This thief-turned-master-of-the-lamp finally has his own live-action film. The trailer doesn’t offer much. But from what we see, it will mostly follow the classic’s original plot. Aladdin will find the lamp and wish for his lot in life to turn for the better. Princess Jasmine will fall in love with him. Jafar will get in the way. Of course, Jafar’s parrot is there as the villain’s sidekick too!
Originally, Walt Disney fans are skeptical of whether the live-action film can stand up to the reputation of its animated classic version. They are even less ecstatic at the fact that the iconic genie, which will be played by Will Smith, is in human form. After all, what fans know of the genie is that he is blue! Good thing that Will Smith eventually reveals the truth. With the use of CGI, Smith’s genie role will stay true to its original skin color.
Aside from Will Smith, members of the cast include Mena Massoud, Marwen Kenzari, Naomi Scott, and Navid Negahban. Aladdin and his magic carpet will fly into the theaters this coming May 24, 2019.
Check out the official teaser poster from Walt Disney below to experience a ‘first look’ of the magic of the lamp: