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.
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Both Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law may have their hands full with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but after they’ve finished there, they’ll be headed back to another familiar world. Warner Bros. has announced today that the long-awaited Sherlock Holmes 3 will finally make its way into theaters worldwide on December 25th, 2020. It still remains to be seen whether Guy Ritchie, who directed the first two, will return for the third film.
Unfortunately for the third film, that date is set a week after the release of James Cameron’s Avatar 2, so we’ll see how well things go for them.