Guy Ritchie's 'Aladdin' Looks Like a Whole New World of Disney Live Action

Anyone looking forward to Guy Ritchie's upcoming live-action adaptation of Disney's Aladdin may want to pick up the next issue of Entertainment Weekly. We say this because the cover story just happens to be about a certain street rat, a feisty princess, and an ageless magical trickster.

We're talking of course about the cast of Aladdin. The title character is played in this version by Mena Massoud. On the EW cover, he's joined by Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, and Will Smith as Genie.

There were also two other images in the issue, featuring Jasmine and Aladdin walking through the marketplace of Agrabah:

Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Mena Massoud as Aladdin

And, a look at Smith as Genie, looking like he's explaining his three rules ( Can't kill anyone, can't make people fall in love and can't bring anyone back from the dead):

Mena Massoud as the street rat with a heart of gold, Aladdin, and Will Smith as the larger-than-life Genie in Disney's ALADDIN, directed by Guy Ritchie.

Earlier this year, we were treated to a first teaser trailer for the film, which was pretty impressive in its recreation of the original trailer for the 1992 cartoon.

We're actually…curious, about how Ritchie's filmmaking style will lend to this classic story.

Aladdin is currently sitting on a release date of May 24th 2019.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

Though she be but little, she is fierce. #MabTheProfessional

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