She may have had to wait almost 30 years, but Princess Jasmine will finally get her own song. The new live-action remake of the 1992 Disney classic Aladdin will reportedly feature a song sung entirely by the princess herself.
While Princess Jasmine did get to duet the day away in Aladdin’s “A Whole New World”—perhaps one of the most-loved, popular and memorable songs of the Disney Princess movie catalog—the cartoon version of Jasmine had to share the spotlight with Aladdin himself, something critics look back on as a royally missed opportunity for Disney.
According to Variety, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul—the team behind the music for La La Land and The Greatest Showman—are working with Alan Menken, Aladdin’s original composer, to create Jasmine’s song. Along with Princess Jasmine’s new solo song, the musical team also wrote a new duet for the princess and Aladdin, as well as a new verse for the original “Arabian Nights.” Oh heck yes.
The live-action reboot will star Naomi Scott as Jasmine, Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Will Smith as Genie.
If you’re super-excited for the live-action retelling of the favorite tale, you’ll have to wait. Aladdin is scheduled for a May 24, 2019 release. Even though we’ll all have to wait until next spring, it already looks like it will be well worth the wait.
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