Disney dropped the first teaser trailer for their live-action Aladdin. The studio is whipping up all of their classic animated movies as live-action films in quick succession. Disney even announced last week that Lilo & Stitch was getting the live-action treatment. The trailer gave fans a lot to be excited about. Fans got a first glimpse of the city of Agrabah, Iago (Jafar’s parrot sidekick), the Cave of Wonders, the Genie’s lamp and Aladdin himself.
The longest scene is of Aladdin and the other thieves as they approach the Cave of the Wonders. Although the massive sand tiger does not appear to be animated in this film, its voice is still intimidating as it growls out “only one may enter here…one whose worth lies far within…the diamond in the rough.”
With that, viewers see Aladdin enter the cave from far away. The Cave of Wonders is somehow as ornate and spectacular as it was in the 1992 animated film, which seems like it would be a challenge to build in CGI and actual. There are mounds of treasure and of course, the lamp is precariously stacked and out of reach for anyone except Aladdin. Fans only get a few seconds to see Mena Massoud, but he looks perfectly cast as Aladdin.
Unfortunately, that’s the only character we get a glimpse of, with the rest of the beloved gang being left to the viewer’s imagination for the time being. The stacked cast includes Will Smith as the Genie, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine and Marwan Kenzari as Jafar in director Guy Ritchie’s first Disney film. Fans are especially eager to a glimpse of what Will Smith’s Genie looks like and if his performance will be anything like Robin Williams’s iconic role.
Aladdin hits the big screens on May 24, 2019, so mark your calendars.