First live-action 'Aladdin' poster is giving us all kinds of feelings

Brenda Watkins
October 12, 2018

At last, we have our first glimpse of Disney's live-action remake of its 1992 animated classic Aladdin.

As nearly everyone knows, Genie has been trapped inside the lamp for thousands of years, but once the street-rat-turned-phony-prince Aladdin rubs its side, Genie is finally free.

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"LEMME OUT!" wrote Smith, who plays Genie in the movie. We'll have to wait and see. While out in the land of the living, Genie helps Aladdin capture the attention (and later the heart) of Jasmine, the princess of Agrabah whose father, the Sultan, desperately wants to find her someone to marry. Remaking a Disney film is certainly a big shift in tone and story content than even his most accessible films like Sherlock Holmes but Disney seems to have enough trust in the director to hand him one of the studio's most beloved '90s animated films.

Are you excited for the live-action Aladdin? Will Smith was the first actor to join the cast, signing on to voice Genie in July 2017. Aladdin is hitting theaters some time in May. It stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Princess Jasmine, and Marwan Kenzari (The Mummy) as Jafar. Disney is also developing live-action remakes for their streaming service - titles like The Sword in the Stone and Lady and the Tramp.

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