Aladdin, Princess Jasmine, the Genie and Jafar are all back in action in the first trailer for Disney's upcoming "Aladdin". They call these things teasers for a reason and we basically get about a minute of footage with some light narration. Until today's video teaser, no one had seen anything else since. Mostly, there are just some sweeping, epic shots of the desert landscape, and some caves. It's more of a mood piece, introducing viewers to the.whole new world of the long-awaited revival.
While others were concerned that Smith was trying to replace Williams and his work in the 1992 animated film.
According to The Hollywood Report, the "Aladdin" cast list also includes Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Jasmine), Marwan Kenzari (Jafar) and Billy Magnussen and Nasim Pedrad as Jasmine's friends.
The star on Wednesday revealed the live-action musical's first poster.
Through his own trickery, Aladdin keeps the lamp, releases an all-powerful genie (here played by Will Smith), wins over the Princess and her father, the Sultan (Navid Neghaban, bad guy in Homeland and Legion).
The nostalgia pilfering in the House of Mouse will continue next year with a record three live-action reimaginings of beloved animated classics.