“Disney has debuted a first look at Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin movie, which stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Will Smith in the role of Aladdin’s flamboyant friend, Genie. But don’t expect a look of the iconic blue being just yet.
Aladdin follows the basic premise of the original movie, and the trailer is beholden to those early moments, giving us a glimpse of Agrabah and the Cave of Wonders. We see Massoud as Aladdin, but before we can get any big reveal… it’s over. A true tease.
Disney first announced that a live-action version of Aladdin was in the works in October 2016. The film’s production wasn’t without its issues. Production on the film was pushed back several months in 2017, as the search for the right actors to play the lead roles of Aladdin and Princess Jasmine took longer than expected…”