Sure, the Genie of the Lamp can make Aladdin a prince, but it’s all in how he asks. There’s a lot of gray area in a request like that. A new extended clip from Disney’s Aladdin reveals how Genie and Aladdin get to work on one of his three wishes, to be made a prince so he can marry Princess Jasmine.
That ‘Prince’ the Genie conjures up is supposedly a character named Prince Anders (Billy Magnussen) a handsome and arrogant but bumbling and dim witted suitor from Skanland who hopes to wed Jasmine.
In this clip we see a little bit of how the live-action adaption of Aladdin will differ from the animated version. The more liberties it takes from the original the better in my book.
Disney’s Aladdin opens May 24th
About Disney’s “Aladdin”:
A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia and Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders.
“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Kevin De La Noy and Marc Platt serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and includes two new songs written by Menken and lyrics by Oscar and Tony Award-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.