The American giant in media Disney has introduced a very first look at the much-awaited live-action Aladdin adaption that has Mena Massoud staring as Aladdin, Will Smith starring as the flamboyant friend of Aladdin Genie, and Naomi Scott starring as Jasmine. However, if you are expecting the iconic blue look from Genie, you will be disappointed as of now.
Aladdin will follow the essential premise of the base film, this was beholden quite spectacularly by the teaser, it gives us glimpses of the Cave of Wonders as well as Agrabah. There is also a scene of Massoud playing Aladdin. But that’s all that we get with this trailer, it is truly a tease.
The first ever announcement from Disney about this live-action adaption of Aladdin being under development was in October of 2016. Of course, this film’s development process did not go smoothly without any issue. The film’s production process was initially pushed back some months into 2017, as their progress on the search finding the perfect actors for the main roles of Princess Jasmine and Aladdin had taken much longer than initially expected.
Disney's Aladdin Teaser Trailer
There was also the criticism onslaught Disney faced after reports coming out during the early part of 2018 about it using brown color face paint in order to blend more extras in the background in some specific scenes. It then responded the allegations by releasing a statement through BBC that stated that diversity of their background performers as well as their cast was an important requirement and it is only during a few instances when specialty skills, control (stunt performers, animal handling, and rigs for special effects), and safety were needed that they made the crew blend in.
Aladdin is one out of so many live-action as well as live-action hybrid adaptions for the previously successful Disney animated films. Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, Lilo and Stitch, The Little Mermaid, as well as Mulan are all scheduled to have their own live-action, hybrid or CGI adaptations.
Aladdin will star Scott, Smith, and Massoud along with Marwan Kenzari playing Jafar, Billy Magnussen playing Prince Anders, and Nasim Pedrad playing Dalia. This movie is scheduled to arrive at theaters on the 24th of May, 2019.