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Meesh
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly, as long as there are the main characters (Aladdin, Jasmine, Genie, and Jafar) and Carpet, I don't care who they take out or add. I really want this to be a new telling of the story.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I'm a month late to find this, but Alan Menken announced that he will be co-writing new songs with the lyricists of LA LA LAND

https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Pasek-Paul-to-Team-with-Menken-on-Live-Action-ALADDIN-Miranda-Confirmed-for-LITTLE-MERMAID-20170717

Also, Jafar will have a right-hand man to be played by Numan Acar. His name is Hakim, and he is also the head of the guards. SO I guess Iago + Rasoul = Hakim?
http://deadline.com/2017/08/numan-acar-disney-aladdin-remake-1202152768/

And this page says that the storytelling will be non-linear and not traditional:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/disneys-live-action-aladdin-enlists-936881
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Noooo!!!! I wanted Iago to be his own character... Say it isn't so!!
Ahh, I'm honestly kinda pissed. Iago was a decently popular character at one point!
I just wanted to see someone else handle this hot tempered character. It won't be the same if his personality's not the same.
Erg, I'm sorry. I'm just really passionate about one of my favorite fictional characters of all time, hehe.
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Meesh
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well there's nothing that says Iago is out of the picture.

I'd say the movie is innocent until proven guilty Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updated to add Sultan! Seeing as how filming is underway now, that seems to be the official core cast, so no Iago, Abu, or Rajah to be found. They might make cheeky references or cameos in the film, but they all seem to be replaced with human equivalents save for Abu since it appears Aladdin will be totally alone in this one. Other casting can be found here.

Also announced today was Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders, which is causing controversy because no one is sure of why Disney needed to add a pseudo-European white prince in to the mix when the original movie had zero. If he's taking the place of Prince Achmed, that's fine I guess, but I'm not really here for him having a bigger role than that.

On a lighter note:
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't think that has been well publicized but apparently the film wrapped just before Christmas. One of the West End ensemble was an extra and posted on Twitter about the wrap party. Now, that may have been just wrapped for Christmas but I think it's done.

As for the film, I really hope it is different. The stage musical couldn't do things that the animated film could, so it leaned more into the buddy comedy. I'd love the film to lean more into the action side. The escape from the cave of wonders, Genie's magic, Jafar's transformation and the final battle could be amazing with today's technology. I want to see the film be inspired by the animated version and I want the characters to be true to themselves, but I don't want a straight remake. I have the original for that. I'm excited to see something new.

And I'm excited by the cast. I love that they're mostly unknowns as that means (hopefully) they've cast the best people for the parts.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are there any little holes you'd like this version to patch up, like they did with BatB?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not really a plot hole but I'd love to finally learn what was written on the lamp Laughing

And filming hasn't wrapped, it must have been a pre-Christmas wrap. Men's just posted on Facebook they've just wrapped the first week of A Whole New World and they have 3 weeks to go Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if they're going to address how they got from Medieval Baghdad to Greece in two minutes and thirty seconds Laughing
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rasoul always bugged me. I'd like his story to get cleaned up.

Also does anyone care that Jasmine just goes missing (runs away) one day? Also, I don't believe that she doesn't know that you need money.

Also why did Jafar feel it was necessary to tell Aladdin he was going to murder him BEFORE he actually gets the lamp. And why Jafar, a clever magician, plans to kill a young, agile man with a dagger.
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