The kindhearted Arabian street urchin, a power-hungry Grand Vizier for a magic lamp that can make the deepest wish come through.
In October 2016, Disney announced Guy Ritchie would direct a live-action Aladdin remake. Smith was the first member of the cast to join, therefore to portray Genie in July 2017, in addition, Massoud and Scott were however confirmed for the two lead roles, also filming in the Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan, and lasted until January 2018.
Will Smith as Genie.
A Jinn who has the nigh-omnipotent power to grant three wishes to whoever possesses his magic lamp.
Mena Massoud as Aladdin: An Agrabah thief and street rat who is smitten with the Sultan’s daughter.
Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine.
The Sultan’s daughter and the princess of Agrabah who wants to have a say in how she lives her life.
Marwan Kenzari as Jafar: A nefarious and deceptive sorcerer, in addition, the Grand vizier of Agrabah and the chief advisor to the Sultan.
Navid Negahban as The Sultan: The wise ruler of Agrabah who is eager to find an acceptable husband for his daughter Jasmine.
Nasim Pedrad as Dalia: Jasmine’s loyal handmaiden and confidante. However, a new character that did not appear in the original film.
Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders: A suitor and potential husband for Jasmine from the kingdom of Skånland. A new character that did not appear in the original film.
Numan Acar as Hakim: Jafar’s right-hand man and head of the palace guards.
Robby Haynes as Razoul: As royal captain of the Guard of Agrabah.
Consequently, principal photography began on September 6, 2017, at Longcross Studios in Surrey, England, and wrapped on January 24, 2018. in addition, Part of the film was shot in Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan.
However, there was an outcry and condemnation among fans and critics, branding the practice as an insult to the whole industry.
At the 2017 D23 Expo, Alan Menken furthermore announced that he will be co-writing new songs for the film in addition with songwriters of La La Land, Pasek & Paul.
- Abu: Aladdin’s kleptomaniac pet monkey with a falsetto voice in the same vein
- Cave of Wonders: A sand guardian that looks like a form of a giant head of a tiger.
- Alan Tudyk as Iago: Jafar’s sardonic parrot companion
The release date for Aladdin is May 24, 2019.