Disney have shared a new trailer for the upcoming live-action Aladdin movie, which features Will Smith rapping and shot-by-shot scenes from the original film. Check it out below.
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The remake of the classic family tale is set for release this May, with newcomer Mena Massoud starring as the titular character. Naomi Scott will also appear as Princess Jasmine, while Will Smith portrays the Genie.
Following an initial brief clip emerging at the end of last year, a more in-depth trailer has now been released.
The colourful two-minute video offers up recreations of scenes lifted from the 1992 animated version. Viewers also hear a snippet of Will Smith taking on the Genie’s ‘Friend Like Me’ number after Aladdin discovers his Cave of Wonders.
After fans took to Twitter to air their dislike of the new Genie last year, the new taster has seemingly eased many viewers’ concerns. “Lads, this genie looks way better in the full aladdin trailer,” one posted. Another commented: “You owe Disney an apology. This Aladdin film and this trailer looks DOPE.”
See those posts and more reactions below.
lads, this the genie looks way better in the full aladdin trailer. they haven't ruined our childhoods. i will go to see this. pic.twitter.com/kWyVr1kcsk
— Daniellé GIFLORD DASH (@DanielleDASH) March 12, 2019
YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, ok screw all y’all. You owe Disney an apology. This Aladdin film and this trailer looks DOPE. LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…
— TASK the Ol’ Nerdy Bastard (@UpToTASK) March 12, 2019
OK, the #Aladdin trailer has changed my mind. I will be pre-buying tickets and going to a midnight screening.
— Michael 🎅 (@michaelcollado) March 12, 2019
ok i cried at the aladdin trailer
— ia (@fsociety_mov) March 12, 2019
The most recent Aladdin trailer actually looks good.
Will Smith isn’t Robin Williams, but I can see that he brings his own casual charm to the character.
This will be better than the Beauty and the Beast remake & probably better than the Lion King remake.
— Captain Chaos (@TheCPTChaos) March 12, 2019
The live action Aladdin trailer looks amazing!
— Charlie Hamilton ✉️ (@charleshammy) March 12, 2019
The Guy Richie-directed Aladdin will hit cinemas on May 24.
In a statement, the huge movie company confirmed a “handful of instances” where white background performers were used “when it was a matter of speciality skills, safety and control.”
Actor Kaushal Odedra worked the project as a background artist and claimed that he personally witnessed “around twenty” white actors who were transformed to appear Arabian. “Aladdin was the perfect time to show diversity but also be accurate,” he said.