With just a month to go until Aladdin arrives in cinemas, Disney has released a new TV spot for its live-action remake which focuses largely on the romantic relationship between Jasmine and Aladdin and gives us another look at the couple’s magic carpet ride; check it out here…
Meanwhile, speaking to Empire, both Will Smith and director Guy Ritchie have addressed the initial backlash to the movie from the early marketing material through to the unveiling of Smith’s Genie in his blue form:
“It was very funny,” said Smith. “There was a Sonic The Hedgehog / Genie frog. Everything is under such critical scrutiny. I came up in an era where there was no internet. It’s a new thing that I’m trying to get a handle on.”
“[The full trailer] even came with apologies from the cynics who were so adamant initially,” added Ritchie. “I’ve never seen apologies in that world. I thought, ‘Oh well, great, we’re back to where I’d hoped we’d be.’”
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A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.
Aladdin is being directed by Guy Ritchie (King Arthur: Legend of the Sword) and features a cast that includes Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine), Will Smith (Genie), Marwan Kenzari (Jafar), Navid Negahban (The Sultan), Nasim Pedrad (Dalia); Billy Magnussen (Prince Anders), Numan Acar (Hakim), Alan Tudyk (Iago) and Frank Welker (Abu). It is set for release on May 24th 2019.