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5 Things From The New 'Aladdin' Trailer To Get Hype For!

Written by Jordan Cioppa. Published: March 12 2019

 

The first full-length trailer for Disney’s Aladdin was just released today, and we have a “whole new” set of reasons to be excited for this upcoming live-action adaptation! Now I may be slightly biased because I am a huge Disney girl, but this 2-minute, 14-second trailer was everything I needed today. Whether you’re a Disney person or not, there is no doubt from this trailer that the movie is going to be nothing short of magical.

 

 

 

Here are five reasons based on the latest trailer why you should be excited for Aladdin!

 

1. Genie

We ain’t never had a friend like him, that’s for sure, but we sure wish we did! And even more so now after seeing Will Smith taking on the iconic role. In the trailer, Will starts out blue like the original Genie we all know and love but sheds the shade later on. Blue or not, the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" actor is staying true to the hilarious nature of Aladdin’s magical guide, which is all we can ask for. Of course, Will Smith has some huge pointy shoes to fill, as the Genie is a role that takes a lot of talent, as the late Robin Williams so clearly paved the way for. It has even become a fan-favorite role on Broadway! However, judging from our sneak peak of the newest version of the Genie, Will Smith has this role in the bag (or the lamp...).

 

2. Jasmine and Aladdin

We didn’t get to see much of Naomi Scott, who is taking on our favorite adventurous princess, and Mena Massoud, who is playing the cute street-rat we love to love, in the teaser trailer. That’s okay because the longer preview is revealing a lot more about these characters. There was never a question that the two could accurately portray Jasmine and Aladdin, but after seeing a glimpse of the actors in prince/princess form, we get to see just how spot-on Naomi and Massoud are. Jasmine is a girl who knows what she wants and isn’t going to settle for anything less. Even for the brief few seconds Naomi appears in the trailer, we can see and hear her strength, which is very important for this role. Massoud is bringing the charm and adventure of Aladdin to life. And it doesn’t hurt that these two actually look like the original animated versions!

 

 

- Jordan Cioppa, YH Contributing Writer