Just a little over 2 months after the debut of the teaser trailer. Disney released their first look at their upcoming live-action adaptation of their classic animated film Aladdin.
Entertainment Weekly got the first glimpse into the film which is prominently featured on its front cover. Along with first full looks at Aladdin, Jasmine, the Genie, Jafar, and Aladdin’s faithful sidekick Abu. Check out the images below.
Speaking to EW, Ritchie described the Genie as an exaggerated version of the actor playing him, and the description of Smith’s take on the character says the actor drew inspiration from his roles in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Hitch, as well as Independence Day and Bad Boys, adding a bit of “hip-hop flavor” to Disney history and taking a “more self-aware” approach to the material.
Will Smith also discussed his take on the character as well.
“I started to feel confident that I could deliver something that was an homage to Robin Williams but was musically different. Just the flavor of the character would be different enough and unique enough that it would be in a different lane, versus trying to compete.”
“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, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s animated classic “Aladdin.”
Aladdin stars Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Jasmine, Will Smith (Bad Boys) as the iconic Genie, Marwan Kenzari (The Mummy 2017) as the villainous Jafar, Numan Acar (Prison Break) as Head of the guards Akim, Navid Negahban (Homeland) as The Sultan, Nasim Pedrad (SNL) as Dalia and Billy Magnussen (Into The Woods) as Prince Anders.
Aladdin will hit theaters on May 24, 2019.
Source: Entertainment Weekly