Published On: Sat, Mar 16th, 2019

Disney releases an ‘Aladdin’ trailer which reveals Will Smith singing, Alan Tudyk as Iago and a new poster

Disney has only offered a short tease for Aladdin, a live-action version of the popular 1992 animated film, but now adds a more rich clip, highlighting Will Smith as the Genie, even singing in glorious fashion.

Check out the footage below.

Mena Massoud stars as the titular character, a thief and “street rat” who meets and falls in love with Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott); therefore, threatening the schemes of Marwan Kenzari‘s villain Jafar, who manipulated Aladdin to get the Genie’s lamp.

The Aladdin cast is rounded out by Navid Negahban as Jasmine’s father the Sultan, as well as Nasim Pedrad as Dalia and Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, two roles created solely for the remake of the movie.

Prince Anders is said to be a suitor for Jasmine, different from the prince seen in the original Aladdin. According to THR, Alan Tudyk will play the voice of Iago, adding another film to his long Disney resume: voicing King Candy in 2012’s Wreck-It Ralph; the voice for the Duke of Weselton in Frozen, Alistair Krei in Big Hero 6, Duke Weaselton in Zootopia, Heihei in Moana, and KnowsMore in Ralph Breaks the Internet. He also voiced the droid K-2SO in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Numan Acar plays Hakim, which was the name of one of the henchman in the original Aladdin,

Alan Menken returns to provide the score for Aladdin (a couple of favorites are teased in the new trailer), which will include new recordings of the original songs he wrote with Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. There will also be two new songs joining the beloved soundtrack from the original movie, this time written by Menken, Benji Pasek and Justin Paul.

Guy Ritchie directs the script he wrote with John August.

Aladdin hits theaters on May 24, 2019.


Synopsis: 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. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.”

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