Disney used the Grammy Awards to showcase a new “Aladdin” trailer. The new live-action adaptation will be a retelling of the original 1992 Disney film, and it’s coming to theaters this summer. The new live-action adaptation stars Billy Magnussen, Will Smith, Naomi Scott, Nasim Pedrad, Mena Massoud, and Marwan Kenzari. Guy Ritchie directed “Aladdin” for Walt Disney Pictures, working off a screenplay written by John August.
The original animated-comedy had a fantastic opening back in 1992. The film debuted in just two theaters at first, opening against “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” and the Sandra Bullock comedy “Love Potion No. 9.” The animated film made an average of $98K per theater at that time, setting up the animated-comedy for a massive expansion. “Aladdin” ended up grossing over $217M domestically for the studio and over $504M worldwide. Ron Clements and John Musker directed the original “Aladdin” for Disney, and the film featured the voice talents of Robin Williams, Linda Larkin, and Gilbert Gottfried.
Disney released the first poster of the film back in October, along with the first-look preview trailer. “Aladdin” is scheduled to hit theaters on May 24, 2019. Disney also released a special preview of “Dumbo” this morning, offering a sneak peek trailer of that adaptation.
“Aladdin” isn’t the only major Disney project slated to release in May; the next Avengers movie is expected to hit theaters around May 3rd. Fans of the original “Aladdin” adventure can watch the new first-look trailer below, thanks to a quick upload from Disney.
May will be a busy month at the box office, other prominent films scheduled to release include the Warner Bros. Pictures comedy “Detective Pikachu;” STX’s animated-comedy “Uglydolls;” Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 3;” the “Minecraft” movie from Warner Bros. Pictures; the “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” from Warner Bros. Pictures; and “Rocketman” from Paramount Pictures.