Will Smith, who is set to play the beloved Genie in the Aladdin, went online to give fans, a first look at the film’s cast hard at work on set.
“Here we go!” “We just started shooting Aladdin and I wanted to introduce you guys to our new family. Mena Massoud/Aladdin, Naomi Scott/Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari/Jafar, and I’m over here gettin my Genie on,” he captioned.
This marks the first time we have seen the entire squad together on the heels of Disney’s announcement that casting has been completed and filming is underway.
The film will feature lead performances by Massoud and Scott as well as Navid Negahban as the Sultan and directed by Guy Ritchie.
The movie will also include new characters like Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s hand maiden and confidante (Nasim Pedrad) and Prince Anders, a suitor from Skanland and potential husband for Princess Jasmine (Billy Magnussen).
In addition to new characters and new faces, the film will also have two new melodies thanks to the work of famed composer Alan Menken and the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Dear Evan Hansen, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.