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Disney Releases First Full Length Trailer For Aladdin

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Disney Releases First Full Length Trailer For Aladdin

The first full length trailer for Disney's live-action remark of Aladdin has finally been released, meaning fans can get excited after what seemed like a long wait to see more of Will Smith as the Genie.

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Previous teaser trailers left viewers disappointed as they only got to see a snippet of a very blue Genie. Now we've got a bit more to go on - more context to his character, wit and wish-granting skillz.

Disney released the trailer on Twitter with the caption: "A whole new world. Watch the brand-new trailer for Disney's #Aladdin, in theatres May 24."

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And fans were pleasantly surprised. One said: "Now THATS WHAT IM TALKIN ABOUT !!!"

Another added: "IM SO READY FOR THIS," with a third commenting: "Yeah I was lil bit skeptical about Will Smith playing Genie, but now I am convinced."

The film, which is scheduled to be released on 24 May this year, is directed by Guy Ritchie - bit of a departure from Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, don'cha think? Mena Massoud stars as the titular character, the 'street rat' Aladdin.

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Alongside Smith and Massoud, Naomi Scott will play the role of Princess Jasmine.

This film will arrive on the silver screen among a slew of remakes that are currently in the works over at Disney. Following on from 2017's Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, a live action version of everyone's favourite childhood classic The Lion King will hit the big screen this July.

Fans were happier with Will Smith's part in the trailer this time around. Credit: Walt Disney Studios
Fans were happier with Will Smith's part in the trailer this time around. Credit: Walt Disney Studios

Of all of Disney's many memorable characters, few have captured the imagination or stolen the show like Robin Williams' original portrayal of the Genie back in 1992.

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Speaking about the role, and the shadow of Williams - who died in 2014 - looming over him, Smith told Entertainment Tonight: "I was terrified doing the Genie after Robin Williams.

"But I found a lane that pays homage. It is my own thing, you know? So, I think people are going to love it."

Speaking about the fun he had filming, he continued: "It's one of the greatest filmmaking experiences that I have ever had. I have worked at most of the studios, and Disney just knows what they are doing.

"It was really a spectacular team of people that came together around a classic story. It's so spectacular, it's such a beautiful movie and I can't wait for people to see it."

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Bring on 24 May.

Featured Image Credit: Walt Disney Studios

Topics: Disney, Entertainment, TV and Film, aladdin

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