Disney shares Aladdin trailer with first glimpse of Will Smith as the Genie

The live action movie is out in May this year

A still from the trailer of Disney's Aladdin
A still from the trailer of Disney's Aladdin
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Disney has released a first look at Will Smith as the Genie in the new live action remake of the film Aladdin.

The special look trailer was released online yesterday and shows glimpses of Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar and, finally, Smith as the blue genie.

Further cast includes Navid Negahban as the Sultan, Nasim Pedrad as Dalia, Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders and Numan Acar as Hakim

The piece is directed by Guy Ritchie and written by John August and Ritchie and is based on the original film released in 1992.

The film has a score from Alan Menken with new recordings of the original songs written by Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. There are also two new songs written by Menken and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.