Disney decided to release the teaser for their Aladdin remake at 10pm during the Eagles-Giants football game on FOX. We’re not sure about those demographics, but Disney is one of the richest corporations on the planet, so what do we know? The movie, which opens May 24 of next year, is the latest live-action redo of one of their animated classics, this one reimagining their 1992 blockbuster, which featured the late Robin Williams motor-mouthing his way through the role of a blue genie who helps a street thief win the heart of a princess.
There was perhaps more anticipation than with most Disney reboots, though. Everyone had a basic idea of what to expect from their Beauty and the Beast redo from last year. Aladdin is a little different. We’re dying to see its thankfully non-white cast, or what they did with their Will Smith-voiced genie, or how they’ll handle Iago, the talking parrot originally voiced by Gilbert Gottfried.