Behold, the Official Live-Action "Aladdin" Trailer in All its Dancetastic Glory
Yes, we see Will Smith dancing! (Walt Disney Studios)
Hey, clear the way in the ol' bazaar: The official trailer for the much-anticipated live-action Aladdin movie has arrived! And of its many revelations—Aladdin does parkour! Will Smith's Genie isn't always blue!—our favorite is the fact that this film is going to be just as spectacularly dancy as we'd hoped. (Not that that's a HUGE surprise, given the spectacular dancinessof the Broadway version. But still!)
Based on the trailer, it looks like "Friend Like Me" and "Prince Ali" have been turned into massively over-the-top song-and-dance numbers, which, 🙌🙌🙌. We also see a bit of the aforementioned parkour-esque action choreo, plus the magic carpet shaking maracas, which...OK! And there's a delightful where's-Waldo–style cameo from the film's choreographer, Jamal Sims ("Y'all see my palace?!").
In the immortal words of the Genie himself: You ain't never had a [live-action film] never had [live-action film], you ain't never had a [live-action film] never had a [live-action film], you ain't never...had a...[live-action film]...liiiike...[this]! Catch Aladdin in theaters May 24.