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First Full Trailer for Disney's Live-Action 'Aladdin' Featuring Will Smith

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March 12, 2019
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Aladdin Trailer

"Do you trust me?" And here we go. Disney has finally revealed the first full-length official trailer for their upcoming live-action take on Aladdin, directed by British filmmaker Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., King Arthur). This new Aladdin stars Egyptian-Canadian actor Mena Massoud as the "street urchin" Aladdin, who falls for the princess Jasmine, played by Naomi Scott. In addition, Will Smith plays the genie and he definitely is blue and wacky and weird and everything else you'd expect from the genie. This seems to follow the same plot as the original animated film, with Jafar out to use Aladdin to get his hands on the lantern himself. The full cast includes Billy Magnussen, Nasim Pedrad, Marwan Kenzari, Numan Acar, and Navid Negahban. This updated take on the 1992 animated Disney classic will feature new songs by Alan Menken and La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. This doesn't look like a complete disaster, thankfully, and I will say it does seem entertaining. Take a look below.

Here's the full-length official trailer (+ poster) for Guy Ritchie's Aladdin, from Disney's YouTube:

Aladdin Movie

Aladdin Movie

You can still see the first teaser trailer for Guy Ritchie's Aladdin here, to rewatch the original tease.

When a street urchin (Mena Massoud) vies for the love of a beautiful princess (Naomi Scott), he uses a genie's magic power to make himself into a prince in order to marry her. A live-action retelling of the 1992 Disney film of the same name. Disney's Aladdin is directed by British filmmaker Guy Ritchie, director of the films Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, Revolver, RocknRolla, Sherlock Holmes and its sequel A Game of Shadows, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword previously. The updated Aladdin screenplay is by John August, Vanessa Taylor, and Guy Ritchie; based on the original 1992 film written by Ron Clements & John Musker, Ted Elliott & Terry Rossio. Featuring new songs by Alan Menken and La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Disney will release Guy Ritchie's Aladdin in theaters everywhere starting on May 24th, 2019 this summer. How does that look? Still excited for it?

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19 Comments

1

Looks just fine

Jon Odishaw on Mar 12, 2019

2

Awww... I understand "Disney", "legacy", "bring the classic to the live-action sphere"... but WHY the songs? I literally HATE movies with songs. With animated features I can live through, but live-action... nope! In the end, this looks better than the first teasers, but still I fear this might not meet the expectations. And no, Will Smith as the Genie does not save it much.

Joe Kundlak on Mar 12, 2019

3

yikes

rickvanr on Mar 12, 2019

4

This put a smile on my face. Aladdin is my 2nd favorite animated movie so this live action version has a lot to live up to. The effects look great in this one. Way better than the quick tease made them seem. I'm going to stay positive and I look forward to seeing it.

David Diaz on Mar 12, 2019

5

What's your favorite?

Mark on Mar 12, 2019

6

Lion King. Another live action remake that has a lot to live up to as well for me. As a creature animator myself I'm blown away at the work they've done with the cg animals. I'll see it for that alone.

David Diaz on Mar 12, 2019

7

Totally appreciate that pick. I agree on the amazing animal CG they've been cranking out lately. I thought Jungle Book was terrific. As for me, Little Mermaid tops the list, with Lion King right underneath. I'm a big fan of Alan Menkin's songwriting. Also, 14 year old me had a crush on Ariel. Deal with it haha.

Mark on Mar 12, 2019

8

Looks like fun...some really beautiful shots...

kitano0 on Mar 12, 2019

9

Some Disney efforts look more and more ridiculuos. I mean, you try to respect the cultural surroundings (excluding Genie part, of course) and than you sing the all time classic which is quite away from that same cultural background you acknowledged firstly. And yes, why the musical? That will drive away some people. Besides some others who are having strong doubts about the whole live-action thing. Fascinating stuff ...

shiboleth on Mar 12, 2019

10

Horrible cinematography. Bo! where art thou?

tarek on Mar 12, 2019

11

Just here for Will Smth

Have Hope on Mar 12, 2019

12

Actually looks better than I expected. I'll still skip it, as I don't get the point of live-action remakes, nor do I enjoy musicals (with some exceptions). And it seems horribly miscast from what this trailer shows.

grimjob on Mar 12, 2019

13

Poor Guy Ritchie...

DAVIDPD on Mar 12, 2019

14

For the latter part of the trailer I thought I was watching a Bollywood film. That's wrong in ways I cannot even begin to describe. Will probably watch it just to see if Smith still has some good jokes up his sleeve nowadays. And definitely skip the musical part which is just out of place.

Jezper on Mar 12, 2019

15

the international market (India and China especially) will probably love the Bollywood aspects...

kitano0 on Mar 12, 2019

16

Wow, this actually doesn't look bad at all. The teaser shouldn't have ever been released, it made things looks a lot less promising. I'm about as interested as I was in Beauty and the Beast now (which I never saw, but I'd be willing to if it were in front of me).

Mark on Mar 12, 2019

17

I'm starting to think Will Smith is perfect for the role and it looks solid.

Lewis on Mar 13, 2019

18

The Disney cash-cow continues to churn and produce and people will be drinking it up eagerly. For me, the milk has soured on this live-action garbage.

THE_RAW_ on Mar 14, 2019

19

I hate to admit it, but I think the reason why there’s so many remakes from the Mouse House these days is solely because of John Lasseter’s firing. A pervert, yes, but at the same time he was Disney’s “Chief Creative Officer”, and was instrumental in Disney’s “second renaissance”, if you will, which included the likes of “Zootopia” and “Moana”. In other words he wouldn’t dare let all these blatant cash-cattle be led out in pasture, metaphorically speaking.

Mark Brackney on Mar 16, 2019

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