On Wednesday, Will Smith revealed the first poster for Disney’s live-action Aladdin movie, with Disney reporting that a first look at the film will follow the next day. Well, tomorrow is today, and a first glimpse at Aladdin is upon us. Smith, who plays Genie in the upcoming remake, captioned his post on Instagram with, “LEMME OUT!! :-) Can’t wait for y’all to see Me BLUE!” The poster, which you can see directly below, depicts Genie’s itty bitty living space (still in the Cave of Wonders) as smoke gently billows out. The tagline reads, “Choose wisely.”
The live-action Aladdin is based on the 1992 animated movie featuring the late Robin Williams as the voice of Genie. The story follows a young thief with a heart of gold named Aladdin (Mena Massoud) who survives by stealing food from a marketplace in the fictional city of Agrabah. One day he happens to meet Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott), who is being forced into marriage by her father the Sultan (Navid Negahban). A series of unfortunate events result in Aladdin undertaking a quest to retrieve a magical lamp from the Cave of Wonders, where he unwittingly unleashes a fun-loving genie (Will Smith) whose only wish is to have his freedom. Soon Aladdin discovers that he is merely a pawn being used by the Sultan’s evil adviser Jafar (Marwan Kenzari), who has dastardly plans for both Aladdin and the lamp.
The live-action remake is directed by Guy Ritchie, who will clearly add his own visual flair to the proceedings, from a screenplay by John August. The film also stars Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders (a new character), Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, and Numan Acar as Hakim. The film features brand-new songs from La La Land‘s Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who are collaborating with Alan Menken, the original composer behind the 1992 animated movie.
Aladdin hits theaters on May 24, 2019. Watch the first teaser trailer below and let us know in the comments if you think this will be a diamond in the rough.
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