Will Smith and Disney Share a Glimpse of the Aladdin Cast

With casting finally complete, production is underway on the live-action Aladdin remake, and with it comes a cast photo shared by Will Smith. The selfie was taken by Smith, who is playing the genie, and it features Will Smith, Mena Massoud (Aladdin), Naomi Scott (Princess Jasmine), and Marwan Kazari (Jafar). No one in the crew is wearing a costume. A small piece of a set is visible, although it doesn't really show anything interesting. You can see the full post from Disney on Twitter.


Aladdin marks another of several Disney classic live-action adaptations which have been very successful for Disney. It started with Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland in 2010, then a few others before The Jungle Book and Beauty and The Beast hit big in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Aladdin will be the next remake followed by several others including the Lion King and Mulan.

Filming for Aladdin should finish early next year, and will come out sometime in 2018.