There have been those who are totally against the live-action remakes of Disney's animated classics, and those who have loved them. Disney has already released a live action Cinderella, The Jungle Book, and others, but one of the next on the slate is Aladdin. On Thursday night, the first trailer made its debut for the live-action remake, and fans received their first look at a brand new version of the timeless tale.
When the live-action remake of Aladdin was first announced by Disney, there were many who spoke out about the film, mostly out of respect to Robin Williams. Fans weren't sure that anyone could ever fill the shoes of the late actor, who so brilliantly portrayed the mystical resident of the magic lamp.
Disney did the only thing they could do, and that was getting an established and hilarious veteran actor to try and tackle the role. That is where Will Smith came in, and he will be the one that brings Genie to true life when it hits theaters in May of 2019.
On Wednesday afternoon, the cast of the film hopped on social media to share the first poster for Aladdin and give the world its first look.