‘Aladdin’ Retrieves the Genie Lamp in Magical First Trailer

Disney has released the first official trailer for its live-action remake of animated classic “Aladdin“. Released on Thursday, October 11, the clip reveals the first look at Mena Massaoud as the titular character.

Given that this is merely an initial teaser, the video doesn’t reveal too much from the upcoming live-action movie. Besides Aladdin, fans are given the first look at Jafar’s (Marwan Kenzari) parrot, which is seen flying though Agrabah, the fictional city in which the film takes place. The scene then changes to show Aladdin entering the secret cave in order to retrieve the genie lamp.

The trailer arrives just a day after Will Smith revealed the first official artwork of the movie. Featuring the iconic gold genie lamp, it has a tagline which reads, “Choose wisely.” Smith, who is playing the bubbly and comedic genie, hinted that his character is trapped inside the lamp. Meanwhile, Princess Jasmine depicter Naomi Scott said, “I’m honored and blessed to be a part of this. It’s gonna be fun.”

Directed by Guy Ritchie with a script provided by John August, “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 the future. The original film, which was released in 1992, featured the late comedian Robin Williams as the voice of the Genie.

Also starring in the movie are Billy Magnussen and Nasim Pedrad, who are tapped to portray new characters who did not appear in the original movie. The former is playing Prince Anders, a suitor and potential husband for Princess Jasmine from the Kingdom of Scanland, while Pedrad’s character is named Dalia and is described as Princess Jasmine’s loyal handmaiden and confidante.

The movie is scheduled for a May 24, 2019 release in the United States.

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