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Disney releases full trailer of live-action remake of animated film 'Aladdin' starring Will Smith

Will Smith as Genie in 'Aladdin' (Image via Instagram/@willsmith) Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 13, 2019, 07.37 AM (IST)

We have all seen and grown up watching Disney’s most famous animated film ‘Aladdin’ that has a wish-granting genie, a commoner in love with a princess, a tiger and monkey that can do stuff and an evil person who is obviously against the alliance between the couple mentioned before. 

Fanning that nostalgia, Disney has now released a full-length trailer of its upcoming film ‘Aladdin’ that is the first live-action remake of the animated series/film by the same name and in this, we have Will Smith playing the blue genie. While they did release a first look teaser-trailer, this one shows all characters and establishes the reworked plot. 

The new Aladdin trailer opens with Aladdin (Mena Massoud) evading a pursuit through the streets of Agrabah, the fictional Middle Eastern setting for the film before there's a meet-cute of sorts with Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott). We are then introduced to Jafar (Marwan Kenzari), the chief advisor to Agrabah's ruler — The Sultan (Navid Negabhan) — who claims that he can make Aladdin “rich, rich enough to impress a princess”. The task is simple -- bring Jafar a lamp from the Cave of Wonders.

See the trailer:

The makers had released a special trailer two days earlier. See it here. 

The cast of the ‘Aladdin’ remake also includes Billy Magnussen and Nasim Pedrad. The first trailer of the film debuted in October 2018, in which the viewers only got a quick look at Aladdin and his famous lamp. Will Smith’s look met with severe backlash then as he was not blue and looked ‘weird’ as many users put it on the social media. 

The film will have Alan Menken, who scored 1992 original, as a composer and has co-written new songs with ‘La La Land’ duo Pasek & Paul. 

‘Aladdin’ will release worldwide on May 24, 2019. Disney has other remakes planned too, like ‘Dumbo’ on March 29, 2019, and ‘The Lion King’ on July 19, 2019.

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The film is a live-action remake of its own 1992 hit animated film of the same name, from director Guy Ritchie.