It wasn’t a shock, but the new Aladdin trailer hit the scene harder than any of the football players teased in the FOX TV tweet announcing the Disney live-action teaser:
How’s that for immediate synergy with FOX?
Right around halftime, the tweet everyone was looking for finally found the Walt Disney Studios feed (for those of us not watching the pigskin):
The YouTube video hit quite a bit later (and was listed as private for some time).
Here it is in all of its glory:
My fellow writer Skyler Shuler weighed in after watching:
Aladdin is still seven months away. So, I think this was a perfect tease for the film. As post-production continues, we will get more looks at the movie in the coming months.
The cast for Aladdin includes Mena Massoud (Jack Ryan) as Aladdin, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Jasmine, Will Smith (Bad Boys) as the iconic Genie, Marwan Kenzari (The Mummy, 2017) as the villainous Jafar, Numan Acar (Prison Break) as Akim, Navid Negahban (Homeland) as The Sultan, Nasim Pedrad (SNL) as Mara,and Billy Magnussen (Into The Woods) as Prince Anders. Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes) will direct.
Aladdin will hit theaters on May 24, 2019.
BTW: I agree with Skyler. The trailer has me curious; more curious than I had been previously about another reboot. However, I have to revisit the original; it’s another classic I don’t frequently re-watch.
How do you feel about the teaser? Do you feel the live-action look compares to the animated original? Will you be there on opening night?
Skyler Shuler assisted with this report.