Disney Debuts First Look At Live-Action ‘Aladdin’

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Yesterday, Will Smith gave fans their first look at the teaser poster for the upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin and now Disney has officially unveiled the first teaser for the film.

Ever since Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland cracked the $1 billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office in 2010, Disney has gone on a frenzy of remaking live-action films to quite a bit of success. Sure there’s the occasional underperformer like Alice Through the Looking Glass and Pete’s Dragon, but live-action Disney remakes like CinderellaThe Jungle Book, and Beauty and the Beast have all since gone on to break the box office and earn warm reviews from fans and critics alike.

Disney has finally unveiled the first teaser trailer for the next live-action remake, an update of 1992’s Aladdin. The film is directed by Guy Ritchie and although his previous films like King Arthur: Legend of the Sword and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. underperformed critically and financially, the iconic director is giving the realm of big-budget adaptations another shot with next year’s Aladdin. Check out the teaser for the film below.

If there’s one thing that fans can expect from a Guy Ritchie film it’s that iconic style of his. That frenetic editing and direction is something he’s carried from films like Snatch and Sherlock Holmes to even recent films like King Arthur and U.NC.L.E., for better or worse. Remaking a Disney film is certainly a big shift in tone and story content than even his most accessible films like Sherlock Holmes but Disney seems to have enough trust in the director to hand him one of the studio’s most beloved ’90s animated films.

Fans will have to wait until next May to truly see what Ritchie has in store for the remake. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on all news regarding Aladdin as more information becomes available. What are your thoughts on the teaser? What has been your favorite live-action Disney remake so far? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

The film is currently slated to hit theaters May 2019