Live-Action Aladdin Gets An Earlier Release Date
It seems like fans got one of their wishes granted, as the release date for Guy Ritchie’s live-action Aladdin has been moved up. Originally slated for a December 2019 release, Disney has moved the film to May 24, 2019. That’s a huge jump, and was likely done so that J.J. Abrams has more time to work on the unnamed Star Wars: Episode IX.
Exhibitor Relations announced the news via Twitter, granting the wishes of many Disney fans who can’t wait to see this live-action retelling. To say the move was unexpected is a massive understatement, but at the least, fans won’t have to wait till the holidays of 2019 before seeing it. With Guy Ritchie in the director’s seat it should be a fun watch, and should make everyone forget about his lackluster King Arthur movie.
The genie is out of the bottle. Guy Ritchie's ALADDIN uncorks May 24, 2019.— Exhibitor Relations (@ERCboxoffice) September 12, 2017
With a mix of young actors and well-known names, this could be one of the better Disney remakes that have been more rampant lately. Granted, none of them can be classified as bad, but none of them do anything drastically different from their animated counterparts.
Aladdin is now coming out on May 24, 2019. The film will have Mena Massoud as the title character, Naomi Scott as Jasmine and Will Smith as Genie.