Disney Dropped the First Full-Length Trailer for “Aladdin” & There’s a Big Change

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Holy flying carpets: Disney just dropped the first full Aladdin trailer—and it’s majorly magical. Not only that, they must have heard fans’ biggest wish when it came to how actor Will Smith appears as the Genie. Read on for all the deets.

The much-anticipated live-action adaptation of the 1992 classic is almost here. Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott as Aladdin and Princess Jasmine, respectively, along with Marwen Kent as Jafar and Frank Welker as the voice of Abu. As the trailer reveals, this CGI-heavy flick looks like it’s absolutely everything we expected. There’s also a big surprise in the trailer, too—can you spot it?

Smith as the Genie certainly looks different than his character’s initial big reveal during the Oscars last month. Fans came out in force criticizing Disney’s choice of Smith as an all-blue Genie via CGI effects. While the Genie is still blue, it looks like Smith dons a more earthly, natural skin tone for part of the movie, too.

Not only does the full-length trailer give us the rundown of the story, but it also brings back the beloved duet, “A Whole New World.” Disney’s Aladdin hits theaters May 24.

—Erica Loop

Featured photo: Walt Disney Studios via YouTube



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