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Disney smartly stuck mostly to visuals for the first teaser for Aladdin, Guy Ritchie’s live-action update to the animated classic: there’s Iago flying over Agrabah, out to the sinister Cave of Wonders. Add in the soaring “Arabian Nights” score and the voice of the cave, and it’s definitely plucking some nostalgic heartstrings.
It would have been nice to see Will Smith as the Genie, one of the biggest question marks of the adaptation, seeing as Robin Williams’ performance is so iconically linked to the Disney animated film. But it’s likely that they’re saving that for the first complete trailer, which will presumably also feature some of the musical numbers: In addition to new updates of the original songs from composer Alan Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, there will also be two new songs written by Menken and La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.