The trailer for the live action remake of Aladdin has finally dropped.
The film, due to be released on May 24 of this year, is directed by Guy Ritchie – a bit of a departure from Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, do not you think? – and stars Mena Massoud as the title character, the “street rat” Aladdin.
Next to Smith and Massoud, Naomi Scott will play the role of Princess Jasmine.
This movie will appear on the screen under a series of recent remakes that Disney is planning. Next to 2017 and the series “The Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, a live action of the Disney classic The Lion King will be released on the big screen in July.
Will Smith may be the guy with the most difficult job in all of these upcoming remakes.
Few of Disney’s many memorable characters have captured their imagination or stolen the show, such as Robin Williams’ original account of genius in 1992.
Smith spoke to Entertainment Tonight about the role and shadow of Williams – who died in 2014 – who died in 2014: “I was scared to make the genius after Robin Williams.
“But I’ve found a lane that pays tribute, it’s my own thing, you know, well, I think people will love it.
Regarding the fun he made, he continued, “It’s one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had.
“I’ve worked in most studios and Disney just knows what they’re doing.
“It was really a spectacular team of people gathering around a classic story, it’s so spectacular, it’s such a beautiful movie and I can not wait for people to see it.”
The first cast of the cast was released late last year, but Smith was out of sight in his blue robe, causing many to wonder if this genius would be multicolored. Obviously, there’s a lot to do with this remake, but hopefully the team manages to bring it together and get us excited about the story we love so much.
After the success of the Beauty and Beast remake, you might think the next two will be surefire hits.