With the first trailer for Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin remake being a lot more teaser-y than many fans would’ve hoped for, next year’s release has felt shrouded in secrecy for a while, but thanks to Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue, the lid’s now been blown right off the pic, resulting in a great look at how the magical world of the cherished 1992 movie will appear in live-action form.
As well as giving us our first glimpse of Will Smith’s Genie – which has split fans right down the middle – the photos shared by EW also gave us a look at the new Abu, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Nasim Pedrad as her loyal handmaiden Dalia, and of course, Mena Massoud as Aladdin. But just in case all that wasn’t enough, we’ve now got a great new behind the scenes video to dive into.
Seen above, it features soundbites from the cast as we get to see a bit of what went down on set, with the footage really showing off Aladdin‘s magnificent production design, which is full of lavish detail everywhere you look, including all the incredible costumes on display. And though it’s not quite the same as getting a second proper trailer for the movie, this is still a great look at the remake regardless and should tide fans over until the next real preview arrives.
As you no doubt know, 2019 is shaping up to be a pretty huge year for fans of Disney, as the studio also has The Lion King waiting in the wings. Directed by Jon Favreau, it’s packed to the rafters with top-tier talent (Donald Glover! James Earl Jones! Beyoncé!), so we’re fascinated to see how things pan out for that one.
Aladdin, on the other hand, will be with us on May 24th, 2019, so there’s still ample time for Disney to reveal Will Smith’s Genie in his true colors, after EW’s photos failed to give us a look at him in his blue form.