If you had three wishes, what would they be? No doubt one of them is a first look at Disney's upcoming Aladdin reboot – and, at the risk of coming over like the Genie of the lamp, we've got the poster right here.
Star Will Smith, who takes over from the late Robin Williams as said Genie, revealed the poster on his Instagram account. It's a nostalgic throwback to the artwork for Disney's 1992 animation, emphasising the mystery of the lamp and the importance of making the right wish.
Directed by Lock Stock, Sherlock Holmes and King Arthur filmmaker Guy Ritchie, Aladdin is among a series of upcoming live-action Disney movies. Relative newcomer Mena Massoud (who can be seen in Netflix series Jack Ryan) leads the cast as Aladdin himself, the street urchin turned lamp owner who falls for Princess Jasmine (Power Rangers' Naomi Scott). Meanwhile, Murder on the Orient Express actor Marwan Kenzari promises to chew up the scenery as evil sorcerer Jafar.
The original Aladdin is of course close to the hearts of an entire generation. It's one of Disney's most successful movies from their late-eighties/early-nineties renaissance period, having grossed more than $500 million at the box office and established the integration of CGI effects with luscious hand-drawn animation.
It also won two Oscars, for Best Original Score and Best Original Song ('A Whole New World'), but is most affectionately remembered for the casting of Williams. As the wisecracking Genie, Williams' fast-talking persona opened our eyes to the potential of A-list Hollywood stars voicing animated characters.
Will Guy Ritchie and his cast do justice to Aladdin and Williams' legacy? We'll find out when it's released on 24th May 2019. And if that seems too far away, Tim Burton's Dumbo arrives in March next year – click here for everything you need to know about the Dumbo remake.