Twitter Isn't Impressed With The First 'Aladdin' Remake Poster

Diply 11 Oct 2018

Am I the only one who feels like Disney is running out of great ideas for movies, so they've resorted to rebooting their old masterpieces?

Not that I'm complaining. I was a big fan of Beauty and the Beast, and I'm sure the upcoming Aladdin remake will be great too, but Twitter isn't entirely convinced.

Way back in October of 2016, we learned that Disney was going to develop a live-action adaptation of Aladdin.

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Details were limited, but we knew that Guy Richie was going to direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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At the time, Twitter was relatively divided, with some people really excited for the remake, while others were already sick of Disney taking every old movie and turning it into a live-action adaptation. 

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And that's fair. We also have movies like Mulan, The Lion King, Dumbo, and The Little Mermaid in the works.

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People were mostly concerned about the casting. Who was going to play the Genie? It seemed impossible to replace Robin Williams.

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Eventually it was confirmed by Rolling Stone that Will Smith was going to be taking on the role, and of course, Twitter was torn on the issue.

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Everyone also had their own vision of who they would want to play Jasmine and Aladdin.

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It took quite some time to decide on the actors, but eventually, Mena Massoud was cast as Aladdin, and Naomi Scott was cast to play Jasmine. Marwan Kenzari is playing Jafar, says* The Hollywood Reporter*, and honestly, I'm very okay with all of this.

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Anyway, we know that the movie is being released in May of 2019.


And while that's still just under a year away, we're getting excited over every movie update as they trickle in.

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Disney recently released the teaser poster for the movie, and it's about what we expected.

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It's an image of the lamp with smoke coming out of it (or the Genie), along with the words "choose wisely."

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But because Twitter literally can't agree on anything, there's some controversy surrounding even this simple poster.

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Let's be real here. I live for drama, so I kind of love it.

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First of all, the poster instantly reminded people that Robin Williams wasn't going to be able to play the Genie.

Twitter | @Millar261

I don't know what they expect Disney to do about it though.

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No, seriously. People are shook about the lack of Robin Williams.

Twitter | @p3nnytester

They're straight-up threatening to boycott this movie and not support it or Disney because nobody can replace Robin.

And they're right, but again, what do they expect Disney to do about it?

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A lot of people didn't really care about the poster, and instead demanded that they be given a poster or even trailer for The Lion King reboot.

Twitter | @TaylorBold

Clearly, people are looking forward to seeing Queen Bey in lioness form.

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Others compared the teaser poster to previous posters for Disney reboots.

Twitter | @RudieObias

Whoever creates these posters clearly has a type.

At the same time, it is pretty effective. Taking the most iconic symbol from the movies is going to grab some attention.

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Some were cautiously optimistic and expressed their three wishes for the film.

Twitter | @jaxel222

If I get to the theaters and find out that they left Abu out...I'm turning around and going home.

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One Twitter user pointed out how the lamp is "off" and now I can't unsee it.

Twitter | @berockbopsteady

It's much further off to the left than it should be. My eye is twitching. Send help.

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And naturally, someone went and did...this.

Twitter | @Vanilla_ConeJr

I honestly don't know what to say about it. I kind of love it, and I kind of want to set it on fire.

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I think Disney is a very special thing for a lot of people.

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Most of us grew up watching the movies and sharing those movies with our friends and family. Change can be hard, especially when it comes to a classic like Aladdin.

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But sometimes, you have to have a little faith, trust, and pixie dust.


Disney rarely lets us down (unless we're talking about Cars 3), so I'm sure this movie is going to live up to our expectations.

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