It’s always super exciting and nerve-wracking when a live-action classic Disney film gets announced. Will Smith posted an image on insta earlier today of the poster for the live-action Aladdin film. The film is set to be releasing in May 2019.
He also revealed his role as the forever-loved Genie. We’re excited, nervous and feeling a whole lot of other emotions all at once.
Will Smith will be honouring the legendary comedian and actor, Robin Williams, who previously voiced and perfectly captured the essence of the Genie we all know and love.
Aladdin has become one of the most quotable and enjoyable Disney films, with the Genie truly being the star of the show. Will Smith’s got some pretty big shoes to fill, but we’re pretty sure he’ll do the Genie justice.
The film will break out the Aladdin karaoke classics, like A Whole New World, Prince Ali and Friend Like Me which arebound to have audiences singing for days.
We’re proud of Disney for showing Middle-Eastern diversity in their cast for Aladdin. Aladdin will be played by Mena Massoud, Princess Jasmine by Naomi Scott and Jafar played by Marwan Kenzari.
We’re so keen to see the film in it’s complete form. It’s set to be released May 24, 2019 (USA).
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