Disney releases official trailer for live-action ‘Aladdin’ and it’s so good

Sergio Cunningham
March 13, 2019

The movie, which comes out May 24, had been beset by delays and some minor casting controversies.

A new trailer for the film debuted during Sunday's Grammy Awards.

But Aladdin is the film that's meant to take us all down memory lane... and it looks like it'll do just that. As opposed to the teaser, Will Smith appears to not don the blue shade at all times in the trailer. The different take on the character's classic costumes and Will Smith's Genie in his blue form had some fans a bit freaked out. "Will Smith looks significantly better in this trailer!"

- Not a lot of singing, huh?

The trailer features full-voiced renditions of "A Whole New World" and "Friend Like Me".

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- Jafar is not creepy at all. Is it weird that I'm sort of rooting for him? Iago, Abu the Monkey and Rajah the tiger make cameos, as well.

"I started to feel confident that I could deliver something that was an homage to Robin Williams, but was musically different", he added. I am a millennial on the internet, I got jokes, people. The two lovebirds then soar over the streets of Agrabah, taking a trip through various different countries in the span of a few minutes (because magic, duh).

The 50-year-old star was seen in all his magical glory in the first full-length trailer for the film on Tuesday and plenty of fans are now excited about his portrayal as the granter of wishes. Many are admitting that they judged the movie far too harshly, and that the new footage has turned them from anti-live-action-Aladdin to all-pro.

Billy Magnussen (whose casting received some backlash and questions about whitewashing as well) reportedly plays Prince Anders, a suitor of Princess Jasmine. But here we see no CGI parrot.

As we all know Smith's Genie has been a target of controversy for Aladdin.

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