Get your magic carpets prepared!
On Thursday evening, Disney launched the primary teaser for its extremely anticipated live-action remake of Aladdin.
The movie, which is ready to hit theaters subsequent Might, comes 27 years after the unique animated model got here out in 1992.
Opening with an elevated view of the sandy hills of Agrabah, the trailer contains a shot of Princess Jasmine’s palace within the very far distance, whereas an instrumental model of “Arabian Nights” performs within the background.
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Disney followers shall be happy to see a parrot shadow flying overhead — which we are able to solely assume to be Iago, Jafar’s loudmouthed sidekick — earlier than the clip flashes to the long-lasting Cave of Wonders and a silhouette of the villainous Jafar.
Whereas Disney is maintaining Genie in a bottle, the teaser ends with Aladdin (performed by Mena Massoud) reaching for the legendary lamp — and residential of the wish-granting beloved character.
Earlier this yr, it was introduced that Will Smith could be portraying the function of the Genie, and his spouse Jada Pinkett Smith gushed about her associate’s new gig on an episode of the Tonight Present Starring Jimmy Fallon.
“‘You recognize what, that is good for you since you’re at all times creating magic,’” the actress recalled telling her husband, who has been in early talks to headline the movie since April.
Simply sooner or later in the past, Smith shared the first poster of the remake to Instagram, captioning the shot “LEMME OUT!! Can’t look forward to y’all to see Me BLUE! #aladdin”
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Naomi Scott and Marwan Kenzari may even be taking part in the roles of Princess Jasmine and Jafar, whereas Billy Magnussen shall be portraying a brand new character, Prince Anders.
The movie, which shall be written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift, produced by Tripp Vinson, and directed by Man Ritchie, will return and inform the story main as much as 1992’s basic movie and reveal how the Genie ended up enslaved within the lamp.
For the remake, the fictional metropolis of Agrabah shall be created from international influences, together with the Center East, India, and even China. Not solely will the 1992 animated film be a serious affect, however the screenplay will return to the basic Arabic folktales of One Thousand And One Nights.
Disney’s Aladdin hits theaters on Might 24, 2019.