Walt Disney Pictures just released the teaser trailer for Guy Ritchie’s live-action adaptation of Aladdin, in view of the Arab-style folktale—and, obviously, the animated film of a similar name.
Will Smith was the first actor to join the cast, marking on to voice Genie in July 2017. He shared the first poster on Wednesday, stating, “Lemme out! Can’t wait for ya’all to see me blue!” It’s fitting that Smith was the one to tease the trailer, as he also shared the first photos of the cast on set in September 2017. Before the release of yesterday’s poster and today’s teaser, no one has seen anything of the film since.
As “Friend Like Me” played, the Cave of Wonders opened and revealed its many treasures inside, including a mystical lamp with a trapped genie.
After a thorough talent search, Mena Massoud was cast in the lead role. The filmmaker later hired Numan Acar as Hakim, Navid Negahban as The Sultan, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine. Ritchie also added new characters to the mix, like Billy Magnussen’s Prince Anders (a potential suitor) and Nasim Pedrad’s Dalia (a loyal handmaiden).
Aladdin is slated for release in 3D and IMAX on May 24, 2019.