Disney is preparing to add yet another film to its catalog of live-action remakes of animated classics with the upcoming release of Aladdin, and the studio has been sharing more and more scenes, giving fans a quick taste of what's to come from the Guy Ritchie-directed film. The latest is a clip of the film's "Prince Ali" number, featuring Will Smith's Genie belting out the lyrics to the familiar tune.
In a scene that's similar to the original 1992 movie, Genie parades the street with an army of back-up dancers, making way to introduce Aladdin. Of Course, while Aladdin is masquerading as Prince Ali, he's really just a boy who lives on the streets, posing as a prince thanks to one of his three wishes.
Mena Massoud's Aladdin is decked head-to-toe in an outfit that very closely resembles the animated film's white royal garb, riding in on an elephant as the music greets him to the streets of Agrabah. Meanwhile, Princess Jasmine (Naomi Scott) watches in the distance as Genie sings the praises of the mysterious Prince Ali.
Unlike the original, Genie isn't seen in his blue form for this number, opting instead for his human form. Additionally, while Aladdin's costume is similar to the original film, the other characters seem to be boasting brand new wardrobes for this number. The tempo of the song also appears to be noticeably slowed down from the original, attempting a slightly calmer take than the vivacity of Robin William's iconic performance.
Directed by Guy Ritchie, Aladdin stars Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Will Smith as Genie, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar, Navid Negahban as the Sultan of Agrabah, Billy Magnussen as new character Prince Anders, and Frank Welker and Alan Tudyk as the voices of Abu and Iago, respectively. The film opens in theaters on May 24.