Disney’s live-action adaptation of the 1992 classic Aladdin is all set to release in Pakistan soon.
Aladdin is next in Disney’s live-action remakes hitting screens. It is set to play in theaters on 6th June 2019.
The film was awaited by hardcore Disney fans to see how accurate and inclusive the casting was. Initially, there were rumors that Disney was looking to change the story by adding an evil prince in the mix, and that too played by a white actor.
Those rumors were later rubbished. Aladdin cast Egyptian-American Mena Massoud as the charming street rat Aladdin. We also have Indo-South African actress Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Dutch actor Marwan Kenzari as Jafar the great enchanter, and Iranian-American Navid Negahban as the Sultan.
There was also a lot of fuss on who will play the Genie in the live-action remake. Following the demise of iconic actor Robin Williams, fans were anxious to see who would essay the key role in the childhood story of Aladdin. News that Will Smith was the Genie was well received.
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Will Smith’s first look as the genie though was received with skepticism, with or without the blue.
Aladdin full-length trailer was well received. Fans will just have to see the movie to determine if they like it.
The film will be releasing on 24 May 2019 in Pakistan (will there be a red carpet or a magic carpet!)
Disney on a Roll
With a Disney movie scheduled for release each month, looks like 2019 is the year of Disney movies.
Disney’s Captain Marvel, Dumbo and Avengers Endgame dominated the global box office, with Avengers Endgame becoming the highest-grossing film since Titanic!
Next in line is the live-action reboot of Aladdin. This will be followed by Spider-Man Far from Home, Lion King, Disney Artemis Fowl, Toy Story 4, Maleficent, Frozen II and the next Star Wars.
Following the Fox-Disney merger, Fox Studio productions will also hit screens under the Disney banner.