As its release inches closer and closer, many were beginning to wonder if we were ever going to see anything more… final, from the upcoming Guy Ritchie-directed adaptation of Aladdin. Now, we have our first good look at the film, including many of its iconic songs.
After the mixed response of the previous footage, this is a massive step-up in terms of quality and design. Aladdin hits theaters on May 24th.
Disney has released a special look at the upcoming live-action adaptation of their animated classic, Aladdin, giving us our first look at Will Smith’s giant blue Genie in action for the first time. While the CG is still a little rough, it’s clear there’s much more work to be done. It looks like Disney’s Aladdin is going to be cutting it close come release day when all is said and done.
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.”
Entertainment Weekly has given us our first look at new images from the upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin, from director Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes). The images give us our first looks at Aladdin (Mena Massoud), Jasmine (Naomi Scott), and we finally get a glimpse of the Genie played by Will Smith. Smith certainly has the biggest shoes to fill, and he had this to say about the character:
“Whenever you’re doing things that are iconic, it’s always terrifying. The question is always: Where was there meat left on the bone? Robin didn’t leave a lot of meat on the bone with the character. I think it’ll stand out as unique even in the Disney world. There hasn’t been a lot of that hip-hop flavor in Disney history. I like the fact that our Genie has an ego and is a little bit vain and he cares about how he’s presented because he’s been doing this for a very long time.”
You can hit the jump to check out the first official photos from the film, and see it when Aladdin hits theaters on May 24th, 2019.
UPDATE: Additional images have been released! Check them out after the jump.
Disney has revealed the first incredible teaser trailer for its upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin, directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes). The first trailer gives very little in the way of footage, but we get our first look at Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, as well as the Cave of Wonders, which now appears to be lion rather than a tiger.
Aladdin also stars Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari (Murder on the Orient Express) as Jafar, and Navid Negahban (Homeland) as the Sultan.
Disney has revealed the first official teaser poster for the upcoming live-action Aladdin adaptation, giving us a tease of Will Smith’s genie and the iconic lamp. Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott star alongside Will Smith as Aladdin and Jasmine, respectively, with the film releasing in 2019.
It’s possible that we could see a full trailer, soon, with Disney have plenty of upcoming films they could attach it to, including Ralph Breaks The Internet, and Mary Poppins Returns. Hit the jump to check out the poster in full.