Yesterday Will Smith himself revealed the first teaser poster for Disney’s live action remake of Aladdin.
Harkening back to the 1991 original, the simple image showed the lamp that contains his Genie with smoking billing forth gently as it sits in the Cave of Wonders.
The tagline simply reads: ‘Choose Wisely.”
Meanwhile Aladdin star Mena Massoud posted the imagine last night, while confirming on his Instagram Story: “Trailer. Tomorrow.”
But what time will the Aladdin trailer arrive today? According to Screen Rant, the first teaser will release around 2pm BST.
Allegedly this timing is based on knowledge of how Disney manages its marketing campaigns.
Since the trailer isn’t premiering on a TV show like Captain Marvel did on Good Morning America, it’s likely to arrive in the early hours of the morning for Los Angeles.
Similarly, the first teasers for Disney’s live-action remakes of Dumbo and Beauty and the Beast landed around that time.
Smith certainly has a lot to live up to following Robin Williams’ iconic performance as the Genie in the animated film.
The late comedian was famous for his ad-libbing and comical improvisation that involved multiple impressions of celebrities and accents.
While Homer Simpson star Dan Castellaneta voiced Williams’ incarnation in Return of Jafar and the Aladdin TV series, no doubt Smith will be going for his own original rendition.
After all, the actors who play Genie in the Aladdin musical stage show certainly don’t attempt to impersonate Williams’ unique take on the character.
Meanwhile, Aladdin isn’t the only Disney live-action remake we’ll be getting in 2019. Fans can also look forward to Tim Burton’s Dumbo and Jon Favreau’s The Lion King.
New versions of Lady and the Tramp, Mulan and Lilo and Stitch are also in the works.
Aladdin is released in UK cinemas on May 24, 2019.