It’s back! Who can resist a live-action remake or one of our favorite Disney classics?
Entertainment Weekly released a first-look at the movie, and it has the internet going crazy. The movie is set to be released May 24, 2019. It will star Naomi Scott who will be playing Princess Jasmine, Will Smith as Genie, and Mena Massoud as Aladdin.
In the original Aladdin, The character of the Genie was played by the legendary Robin Williams. Will Smith is up now, "I started to feel confident that I could deliver something that was an homage to Robin Williams but was musically different. Just the flavor of the character would be different enough and unique enough that it would be in a different lane, versus trying to compete. I think it'll stand out as unique even in the Disney world," Smith says. "There hasn't been a lot of that hip-hop flavor in Disney history."
Massoud and Scott was casted in a global casting call. Guy Ritchie, who is the director, says he wanted Princess Jasmine to be a well rounded character, “a more rounded character and maybe not being such a stereotype of the time."
This Aladdin will full of surprises, "But he brings a beautiful edge to the look and feel and imagining of Aladdin,” says Will Smith.