UPDATE: Watch the Aladdin trailer now!
A trailer for Disney's live-action remake of Aladdin is on the way, but what time exactly will it release? Disney has many remakes of their classic animations in the works, but one of the biggest has to be the tale of a diamond-in-the-rough street rat meeting a Genie and becoming King, due in May 2019
Following in the footsteps of Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book/The Lion King) and Bill Condon (Beauty and the Beast), Aladdin is directed by Guy Ritchie, who is bringing his British gangster style to the classic 1991 animation. The movie stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin himself, Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) as Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar and, most intriguingly, Will Smith as Genie. The film has wrapped production, but we're yet to see a proper taste of what Ritchie's cooked up with his Aladdin reimagining. That'll all change very soon.
When Disney released the first Aladdin poster, they promised a proper first look on Thursday, October 11. Fox TV has confirmed that will be during tonight's Eagles/Giants football game. Coverage starts at 7:30pm EST ahead of an 8pm kick-off, and based on previous release planning the trailer will likely come at half-time: we expect the Aladdin trailer to release around 10pm EST/7pm PST/3am BST. The exact time will depend on the timing of ad breaks, but expect it online around that time.
Releasing a trailer in sports games is a common tactic, especially for first looks. Many general audiences aren't even aware of a film like Aladdin's existence, so this is a perfect way to build up hype (that's why the Super Bowl is such a hot ticket for movie teasers).
As for what you can expect to see in the Aladdin trailer, the big thing is the Genie. This was teased with Will Smith's Instagram share of the poster, and given that image showed off the lamp (his prison), it would make sense for the marketing to lead with the magical being - especially as Smith needs to convince fans that he's up to the task of filling Robin Williams' smoke cloud. A look at Massoud's Aladdin and Scott's Jasmine are also likely, although it's worth bearing in mind this will be a teaser trailer and so may be light on full reveals; the Beauty and the Beast teaser only showed Belle obscured and the Beast's enchanted rose.
Whatever the Aladdin trailer shows when it's released, be sure to check back in with Screen Rant after it drops for a look at Will Smith's Genie and a breakdown of all the reveals.
- Aladdin (2019) release date: May 24, 2019