The first full-length trailer for Aladdin gives fans a glimpse of what the classic songs will sounds like in the live-action adaptation
Aladdin and Jasmine are finally taking flight in the official trailer for Aladdin.
The live-action adaptation of the Disney classic released its first full trailer on Tuesday, including the first glimpses at classic songs like “A Whole New World,” sung by Mena Massoud and Naomi Scott as Aladdin and Princess Jasmine.
The Disney hit comes in halfway through the trailer, after Aladdin has already been persuaded to steal the magic lamp from the cave that resulted in Will Smith‘s Genie popping out and granting him the wish of becoming a prince. And he did it all for one reason— to win Princess Jasmine’s love.
In the trailer, Smith’s Genie hilariously makes Aladdin talk to Jasmine, and the two end up going on a magic carpet ride as Scott shows off her impressive vocals.
“I thought a Princess could go anywhere,” Aladdin says before they take off, with Jasmine replying, “Not this princess.”
The trailer also gives a longer look at Smith as the Genie, making it clear that he’s just as funny and mischievous as the original voiced by Robin Williams in the 1992 animated version. Fans even get to hear part of Genie’s signature song “Friend Like Me.”
For the remake, directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes), the fictional city of Agrabah will be created from global influences, including the Middle East, India and even China. Not only will the 1992 animated movie be a major influence, but the screenplay will go back to the classic Arabic folktales of One Thousand And One Nights.
Disney’s Aladdin flies into theaters on May 24.