Early this morning the official trailer for Disneys live-action Aladdin was released. The video opens with a message from actor Will Smith who in the new film plays the Genie. Many fans have been looking forward to this solely based on who the Genie would be. Given the debate on twitter since the cast announcement most fans are excited to see what Will Smith can do with the character. Catch a glimpse in the official trailer below!
While most fans were uncertain with Will Smith taking the iconic role on from the late Robin Williams, Smith seems determined to adapt the character to his persona. Taking on the Robin Williams flare which modifies written characters to there cast partners not the cast to the character. “Make it your own” is something Robin Willams would say. He had fun with the character and its without a doubt that Will Smith is doing the same.
Aladdin is the story of a young boy named Aladdin (Mena Massoud) who lives on the street. He’s a thief and finds himself in trouble when he’s recruited to find a lamp. Unannounced to the boy the lamp contains power beyond his imaginings. The Genie (Will Smith) that resides inside can grant the keeper of the lamp three wishes. However, there are rules involved as are with everything else. All Aladdin wants is to be a prince so he could marry the local Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott). Through love, adventure and some turmoil, the two couple face enormous challenges to save the kingdom of Agrabah and themselves.
The villain Jafar (Marwan Kenzari) is out for power and control over the entire world. To stop him will be a challenge but this trailer shows that Disneys new live-action movie will be full of surprises and unique spins on the previous animated film. How will this ending differ from the animated film? The movie comes out on May 24th, 2019!
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