Disney just dropped a new full trailer for the live-action version of Aladdin and, fortunately, it’s a vast improvement over the film’s initial reveal. The new trailer shows off more of the Parkour-style action, more of the budding relationship between Aladdin and Jasmine, and more of Will Smith as the Genie who will not always be blue in the film. The two and a half minute trailer also features the film’s villain, Jafar, but only very briefly, as well as snippets from “A Whole New World” and “Friend Like Me.”
Disney also unveiled a colorful new poster for the 2019 theatrical release.
In addition to Will Smith, the cast includes Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, and Numan Acar as Hakim. Guy Ritchie directed and wrote the script with John August, based on Disney’s classic animated film.
Dan Lin (The LEGO Movie) and Jonathan Eirich (Deathnote) produced, with Marc Platt (La La Land) and Kevin De La Noy (The Dark Knight Rises) executive producing. Alan Menken, who won Oscars for the animated Aladdin’s “A Whole New World” and for the film’s score, wrote the score for the new version which will feature new recordings of the animated classic’s original songs he wrote with Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman (Little Shop of Horrors) and Tim Rice (The Lion King). Menken teamed up with Oscar winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land) on the two new songs written specifically for the live-action film.
Disney will open Aladdin in theaters on May 24, 2019.
“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.”