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Watch the new teaser trailer for Aladdin with our first look at Mena Massoud

Watch the new teaser trailer for Aladdin with our first look at Mena Massoud

Watch the new teaser trailer for Aladdin with our first look at Mena Massoud

Today Disney tweeted out a brand new teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action remake of the classic Disney animated film Aladdin. You can check out the teaser trailer below, with our first look at Mena Massoud as the title character.

Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) and written by John August (Dark Shadows, Big Fish). The film is based on the 1992 animated film which starred the voice of the late Robin Williams as Genie. (There was actually a tribute that involved a genie in the online game World of Warcraft after Williams’ death, as he was a huge fan of the game.) Eight-time Academy Award-winnerAlan Menken (Beauty and the Beast) composed the score.

Disney has been doing a lot of live-action remakes like b starring Emma Watson and Maleficent, a different version of the story of Sleeping Beauty. There was a CGI version of The Jungle Book and an upcoming version of The Lion King, though calling them live-action is a tiny bit problematic. They certainly look it, but they use quite a bit of very cool tech to do so. We also have a live-action version of Mulan on the way.

Aladdin will hit theaters on May 24, 2019. What do you guys think of the trailer? Are there other Disney films you think need the live-action or CGI treatment? Let us know in the comments.

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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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