Aladdin is one of the most loved franchises by children and adults alike. The movie first time came out in 25th Nov 1992 which was animated musical fantasy movie which was produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation. The movie was helmed by John Musker and Ron Clements and movie also boasted of talented star cast such as Scott Weinger as Aladdin, Robin Williams As The Genie, Linda Larkin as The Princess Jasmine, Jonathan Freeman as Jafar, Frank Welker as Abu (Monkey), Gilbert Gottfried as Lago (Jafar’s sarcastic, foul-mouthed parrot assistant) and Douglas Seale as The Sultan (The Snobbish and kind ruler of Agrabah).
THe movie follows the journey of a street thief, Aladdin who find containing a genie. In order to hide the lamp from the Grand vizier, he disguises himself as the richest prince and tries to impress the Sultan and his daughter. Aladdin and Jasmine become good friend and fall in love, but Jafar captures Aladdin and tricks Jasmine into thinking that he is killed.
For the last 25 years, there have been reports that production team that a movie is in the making and speculation over the casting of Disney’s new Aladdin live action film. Social media proposed that the makers want to cast Hrithik Roshan, Dev Patel, Fawad Khan, Riz Ahmed and other actors for the role of Aladdin, whereas they recommended Priyanka Chopra as Princess Jasmine.
An official statement has been released by Disney that movie is finally going to start soon and star cast has been finalized. They further confirmed that “Mena Massoud announced as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Will Smith as Genie in live-action Aladdin! #D23Expo”
Mena Massoud announced as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Jasmine, and Will Smith as Genie in live-action Aladdin! #D23Expo
— Disney (@Disney) July 15, 2017
The said news was made official during D23 Expo on Saturday in California. A delighted Mena express gratitude to Disney and wrote on social media saying, “So honored& grateful for the opportunity to help bring this magical story to life once again. Let’s get to work! #Aladdin #Disney”
— Mena Massoud (@MenaMassoud) July 15, 2017
On the other hand Naomi was quoted saying that, “So excited to be a part of this adventure! This is gonna be fun :)”
So excited to be a part of this adventure! This is gonna be fun 🙂 https://t.co/fFpkkEg2kR
— Naomi Scott (@NaomiScott) July 15, 2017
But the highlight of the movie will be seeing Will Smith in the role of the iconic genie which was immortalized by legendary actor Robin Williams who essayed the role of the genie and his character is still loved all-around the world.
The film is shooting will start in the month of August in London. Also what important to note that he hunt is still on to find the main villain Jafar and the makers are likely to cast a known face for the important role. As per initial reports, Tom Hardy is in the race for the role of Jafar.