The Internet Reacts To Disney’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Teaser Trailer

AladdinTonight, Walt Disney Pictures released the first teaser trailer for their upcoming live-action adaptation of Aladdin. The film stars Will Smith as the Genie along with Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott as Aladdin and Jasmine respectively.

Although the first teaser doesn’t reveal all that much in regards to footage other than some nice landscape shots of Agrabah and glimpse at the Cave of Wonders, a lot of people are getting pretty excited to see how director Guy Ritchie brings the beloved animated classic to life in live-action form.

But some are critical with the brief teaser, with some not fond of the heavy CGI animation seen on display and others skeptical for numerous reasons that include the absence of the Genie:

Certainly, the next trailer will give fans a better glimpse at all of the other elements that will of course, include Will Smith stepping into the massive shoes left behind by Robin Williams.

What did you think of this first teaser trailer for Aladdin? Do you like seeing how Ritchie imagines Agrabah? How about this first official look at Mena Massoud as the beloved street rat who will one day become Sultan of Agrabah? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news from Disney and their upcoming big screen films.

Here is the synopsis for Aladdin: 

“Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.”

Directed by Guy Ritchie, the film stars Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen and Numan Acar.

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  • Neuromancer

    Wow, that looks pretty amazing.

    I still have my black diamond copy of the original movie on VHS, it was one of my favorites as a kid. Glad kids these days are getting that magic again, Cant wait to check it out!!

    Great casting to!! Hopefully this works with the fan theory that Aladdin takes place in an apocalyptic future.

  • Verbal Kint

    “The Internet”? Where?