First live-action ‘Aladdin’ trailer gives heavy dose of nostalgia
The new Aladdin trailer is here, and it’s giving us a huge dose of nostalgia by recreating classic scenes from the 1992 original film.
The latest of the Disney live-action remakes has dropped its first official trailer featuring magic carpet rides, magical lamps and a whole lot of Will Smith as the blue Genie.
Previously, the film has released teasers that have caused some mixed reactions. This was mostly due to the first look at Smith in true Genie form.
Following the release of an Entertainment Weekly cover of the main characters in December, fans were disappointed to see Genie without his familiar blue skin tone.
Smith responded with an Instagram post assuring his followers that he would be blue in the film and that the promo photo was just Genie in his human disguise.
However, fans were less than enthused with the Genie’s blue hue following the trailer’s release.
A first look at characters such as Abu and Magic Carpet were also included. The film’s antagonist, Jafar, was also seen, but seemed less than enthused according to some.
“Everyone is talking about the Genie, but Jafar looks and sounds the most questionable. He’s so… plain,” Reddit user u/TheLiquidNight said.
Alongside Smith, Naomi Scott plays Jasmine in the film and Mena Massoud plays Aladdin himself. Billy Magnussen, Nasim Pedrad and Marwan Kenzari also star in the film.
The new trailer is full of remakes of the classic film we know and love. You can check out the trailer below.
Other Disney remakes currently underway include The Lion King and Dumbo films that are approaching in the coming months. There have also been rumors of a possible live-action remake of The Nightmare Before Christmas that could already be in the works.
Aladdin hits theaters May 24.
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