screenrant.com

Aladdin Teaser Trailer Breakdown: 8 Hidden Secrets & Live-Action Reveals

4. The Cave of Wonders

Iago's travels finally hand off the focus to the movie's titular hero, Aladdin, but not before introducing one of the movie's many impressive landmarks: the Cave of Wonders. At this point, the cave's tiger head (though here, it looks considerably more like a lion) has already been awoken/activated, and it relays its infamous warning, "Only one may enter here; one who's worth lies far within." This shot also offers the first look at Jafar, though only from behind and as a silhouette. The feather on his headpiece, as well as his snake staff, are the major giveaways. He's joined by two other characters, though their identities are unknown.

3. Aladdin Entering the Cave of Wonders

Diving straight into the action, Aladdin (also seen from behind and as a silhouette) is willingly entering the Cave of Wonders. He appears to be slightly apprehensive, which is understandable given the circumstances, and the cave finishes its warning seconds after closing its mouth shut on top of Aladdin and trapping him inside. It says, referring to a character who may or may not be Aladdin himself, "The diamond in the rough."

As for the guard standing behind Aladdin and watching him enter the cave, it's possible that this might be one of the palace guards named Hakim (played by Numan Acar), who appears in the original animated movie.

advertising

Related: All The Live-Action Disney Remakes In Development

2. Inside the Cave of Wonders

The first shot of the treasures inside the Cave of Wonders doesn't just honor the look of the original animated movie, but also cues in some new music - this time an instrumental piece from the song "Friend Like Me." Though there doesn't appear to be a shot of the magic carpet, which Aladdin ultimately befriends, the magic lamp is visible in the distance. In fact, a glint of light is reflecting off its surface, as if to summon Aladdin forward (which turns out to be a success).

1. Aladdin Grabbing the Magic Lamp

advertising

The final shot of the teaser trailer doesn't leave much to the imagination, as Aladdin is seen taking the magic lamp from its pedestal, per instructions from Jafar. The scene cuts away before audiences get a chance to see what follows, but in the animated movie, this is the moment in which Aladdin's pet monkey Abu simultaneously breaks the one rule they were given: touching anything other than the lamp. Abu is tempted by a giant ruby, and ultimately touches it, only to summon the wrath of the cave. And, though the trailer doesn't appear to show Abu (it's still unclear whether or not the monkey will appear in the movie at all), there is something bright and red just below Aladdin's elbow on the right side of the frame, which may be that very ruby.

More: Guy Ritchie's Aladdin Will Go Deeper in Exploring the Characters

Key Release Dates
  • Aladdin (2019) release date: May 24, 2019
advertising
Exclusive: James Cameron's Avatar Was Originally Written to be Rated R
advertising

More in SR Originals