Aladdin's First Live-Action Trailer Introduces a Whole New World

Sergio Cunningham
October 12, 2018

Will Smith gave the world its first look at the first tease for the "Aladdin" live-action remake Wednesday when he showed off a cryptic poster on Instagram.

The first look gives us a glimpse at the awesome live-action set.

This new rendering of the magic lamp marks a pleasing call-back to the 1992 theatrical poster, which also featured the lamp front-and-centre - here's a reminder if your memory doesn't stretch back 26 years.

The tagline, "Choose wisely", doesn't feature in the original film (though it might be a misguided Indiana Jones reference just because it involves a fancy gold artifact).

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Will Smith, who will play Genie, shared the poster on his Instagram on October 10. Smith followed it up by saying, "Can't wait for y'all to see me BLUE!", alluding to his role as Genie.

Aladdin will also star Naomi Scott as Jasmie and Will Smith as the Genie.

Ever since Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland cracked the $1 billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office in 2010, Disney has gone on a frenzy of remaking live-action films to quite a bit of success. The 1992 hit could be credited, at least in part, with the kick-off a new brand of Disney animated film: one armed with celebrity voice actors, snappier songs, and a sharp and savvy-albeit anachronistic-sense of humor. Other cast members in include Navid Negahban ("Homeland") as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad ("Saturday Night Live") as Dalia, Princess Jasmine's hand maiden and confidante; Billy Magnussen ("Into the Woods") as Prince Anders, a potential husband for Princess Jasmine; and Numan Acar ("Homeland") as Hakim, Jafar's right-hand man and head of the palace guards.

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