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‘Aladdin’ First Look Teaser: Aladdin Finds The Genie’s Lamp

12 October 2018

Mena Massoud makes his debut as Aladdin in the teaser trailer!

With the first poster now out in the wild, it shouldn't be long before we get a glimpse at those Arabian nights in a trailer - and the film is set to hit United Kingdom cinemas on 24 May. As fans of the 1992 animated movie know, Aladdin frees Genie from the lamp and uses his first wish to become Prince Ali Ababwa, a worthy suitor for Princess Jasmine. The final seconds of the teaser features Aladdin just about to rub the Genie's lamp.

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Will Smith has unveiled the first Aladdin poster and it looks as magical as the classic tale.

Will Smith, who will play Genie, shared the poster on his Instagram on October 10. The poster featured the Genie's iconic lamp. Smith followed it up by saying, "Can't wait for y'all to see me BLUE!", alluding to his role as Genie. HollywoodLife actually saw the first footage of the film back at CinemaCon in April 2018.

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For the animated version, the voice cast included Robin Williams, Scott Weinger, Linda Larkin, Jonathan Freeman, Gilbert Gottfried, Jim Cummings, and more.

After the poster started making its rounds online, one of Aladdin's stars, Naomi Scott, took to social media to say how honored she was to be a part of the franchise's legacy.

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Are you excited for the live-action Aladdin? 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. The movie will hit theaters May 24, 2019. Disney is also developing live-action remakes for their streaming service - titles like The Sword in the Stone and Lady and the Tramp.