Disney releases the Genie in full length Aladdin trailer… and the magic seems to work…

The first full trailer for Disney’s upcoming live-action Aladdin movie has just landed, and, with a prolonged profiling of Will Smith’s Genie, appears to have tempered the internet’s uproar.

Proving that he can really work magic, Will Smith’s take on the film’s most famed character seems to have done enough to sedate online fans of the 1992 original, proving himself to be more than just a meme in the meantime.

Directed by Guy Ritchie of Lock Stock and Snatch fame, the live-action remake of Aladdin is based on the 1992 animated classic and stars Will Smith as the Genie, Mena Massoud as the title character Aladdin and Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine.

Marwan Kenzari is taking on the role of the evil Jafar.

The full length trailer treats audiences to snippets of ‘Friend Like Me’ and ‘A Whole New World.’

This is just one of a number of live-action adaptations Disney has in the works for this year, with Tim Burton’s Dumbo and Jon Favreau’s The Lion King also bowing in the coming months.

Last year, Disney released Mary Poppins Returns, a sequel to the 1964 musical. It generated $347 million at the global box office.

Aladdin hits theatres on May 24th.

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent almost eight years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@biz-media.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobGHutchins if ranting is your thing...

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