So Disney decided they were in the mood to scalp some wigs this week and decided to give fans the first teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of their '90s animated classic Aladdin.
Although the clip was literally only a little less than a minute and thirty seconds long, it was absolutely freakin' gorgeous and (as many fans who got excited on Twitter pointed out) exactly was what we wanted a remake of a beloved film from our childhood to look like.
That teaser trailer for Aladdin looks amazing. I am so pumped for this movie.
— Lana met Tom Felton (@BananakinSky) October 12, 2018
— Pam (@Pam_Cakesxoxo) October 12, 2018
THIS IS F AMAZING
Can’t wait for Aladdin to come out! https://t.co/xMt7cTQivX
— (@danishunts) October 12, 2018
Not gonna lie I had really low expectations for this, but that teaser's got me really excited! Looks like they're putting the work into it visually that a live action Aladdin deserves.
And i'm getting liveaction Jungle Book vibes, which isn't a bad thing at all. https://t.co/YKrs6q55on
— Jayanort (@Jay_Tsunamo) October 12, 2018
Tell me why I’m excited for Aladdin?
— Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) October 12, 2018
— Andrew K (@COSportsNut) October 12, 2018
— (radi)cal cioffi (@cioffibreak) October 12, 2018
Aladdin 1992 / Aladdin 2019
The hype is real. pic.twitter.com/k40ds6sBmI
— The Teenage Witch (@kikeurbina) October 12, 2018
Of course, some fans were a little disappointed that Aladdin himself (played by the swoon-worthy Mena Massoud) had a little too many shirts on during the teaser...
I'm so excited to see #Aladdin but if he isn't shirtless 99.9% of the time. I'm leaving the theater.
— Angela (@crisismattie) October 12, 2018
Guy Ritchie movies we didn’t expect to see a shirtless male hero: KING ARTHUR, SHERLOCK HOLMES.
Guy Ritchie movies we do expect to see a shirtless male hero: #Aladdin
Your audience is thirsty, Guy. pic.twitter.com/4O9dIVEGhj
— Courtney Howard (@Lulamaybelle) October 12, 2018
Aladdin isn’t going to be shirtless under the vest? Rude. https://t.co/klpnYosnqN
— Anthony TOMORROW (@AdotHam97) October 12, 2018
Just watched the live-action #Aladdin trailer. He's no longer constantly shirtless under his tiny vest. Fuck this.
— Costa A (@costaacomics) October 12, 2018
.@Disney If you know how the gays feel, why would you make Aladdin wear a shirt under his vest? Like you put us in such an uncomfortable situation. Like you know we’re not happy. pic.twitter.com/0PTuoUpxKl
— feisty frankenstein (@feistyfrank) October 12, 2018
Hey Disney... you do realize that making Aladdin wear a shirt means the gays won’t go see it, right? pic.twitter.com/3ZWEiSlrYZ
— josh (@joshkhorton) October 12, 2018
Making Aladdin wear a shirt under his vest is homophobic. https://t.co/TgzLgfeox3
— Diego Armando (@PumpkinSpPapi) October 12, 2018
Okay but....Aladdin is wearing a shirt in the trailer...
Disney explanation please. pic.twitter.com/a3xvcPgOnC
— ѕнaz (@its_shazzy) October 12, 2018
My god do I have to spell it out Aladdin DOESN'T WEAR ANYTHING UNDER HIS VEST THIS IS CANON COME ON PEOPLE. pic.twitter.com/EaPs2rZISf
— Glen Weldon (@ghweldon) October 12, 2018
genie make aladdin burn that shirt pic.twitter.com/KHQloeZFJZ
— E. Alex Jung (@e_alexjung) October 12, 2018
...but might I remind y'all that this is just a TEASER, and I'm sure our thirsty asses will get at least a few shirtless Aladdin moments to hold us over until the film's official release.
Not much else is known about the upcoming film, but if this first look is anything to go by, viewers are in for a treat!
Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen, and Numan Acar, Aladdin is scheduled to hit theaters on May 24, 2019!