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WATCH: Full trailer and new poster arrive for Disney’s Aladdin live-action update

March 13th, 2019 by Marc Comments

Well, we finally have a new, full trailer for Disney’s Aladdin live-action remake and, well, it’s better than the first teaser and look at Will Smith as the Genie.

However, as has become the norm for the Disney live-action updates it seems to be just a complete retelling of the animated feature, bringing nothing new to the table.

Which is why we’re looking forward to the Maleficent sequel so much.

Check out the new trailer (below) and poster (above) which has borrowed a lot from The Force Awakens poster… see what we mean?

Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie, and stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud  as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Jasmine’s handmaiden, Billy Magnussen as a potential suitor for the Princess, and Numan Acar as Jafar’s right-hand man.

The movie will feature  new songs by Alan Menken and La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Menken originally collaborated with Howard Ashman and Tim Rice for the music in the 1992 animated version).

The film opens in theaters on May 24, 2019.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….