Will Smith Debuts New Tease for Disney's Aladdin

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Mena Massoud makes his debut as Aladdin in the teaser trailer! The wait is going to be so worth it.

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Will Smith can't wait for Disney's remake of "Aladdin".

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The new poster was revealed by Will Smith, who'll be playing the genie in this version. It features the film's iconic lamp and a secret about what awaits inside it, as well as the warning "Choose wisely". HollywoodLife actually saw the first footage of the film back at CinemaCon in April 2018. Sure there's the occasional underperformer like Alice Through the Looking Glass and Pete's Dragon, but live-action Disney remakes like Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast have all since gone on to break the box office and earn warm reviews from fans and critics alike. Will Smith was the first actor to join the cast, signing on to voice Genie in July 2017.

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Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) from a screenplay by John August (Dark Shadows, Big Fish) based on the 1992 animated film Aladdin and stories from "One Thousand and One Nights". Naomi and Mena looked ideal as Princess Jasmine and Aladdin. It's one of the best films in what's known as the "Disney Renaissance", in which the House of Mouse returned to making animated musical films. Tim Burton's Dumbo and Jon Favreau's The Lion Kingset to hit theaters in 2019, and Maleficent 2 will arrive in 2020.

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