Aladdin has always been the central focus in the beloved Disney animation, but that may change now that fans can look forward to a super hot Jafar on the big screen.
It was recently announced that Dutch-Tunisian actor Marwan Kenzari will be playing the main antagonist Jafar in the live-action remake of Disney’s “Aladdin”. Needless to say, Twitterverse has been going bonkers over how attractive this 34-year-old hunk is.
“Finding a male lead in his 20s who can act and sing has proven difficult — especially since the studio wants someone of Middle-Eastern or Indian descent,” the Hollywood Reporter wrote. Directed by Guy Ritchie, Kenzari would starring opposite Mena Massoud as Aladdin, Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine, and Will Smith as the genie.
Besides stepping into his upcoming role as the Grand Vizier of the Sultan, Kenzari has previously appeared in MGM’s “Ben-Hur”, Universal’s “The Mummy”, and Netflix’s action thriller “What Happened to Monday”. The actor’s newest film, “Murder on the Orient Express”, will hit theatres this coming November.
While we wait, here are some hilarious reactions from thirsty netizens on social media upon finding out the casting news of Kenzari:
What the hell? Disney just cast Jafar in the new live action Aladdin movie and he's hot as fuck: pic.twitter.com/FpQMecQEBuADVERTISEMENT
— April Lavalle (@imatoofbrush) August 4, 2017
I'd rather have Jafar show me the world pic.twitter.com/nTCpyBLQZv
— sun (@sunnynalani) August 4, 2017
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) August 4, 2017
The new Jafar about to have everyone rooting against Aladdin. pic.twitter.com/hsD4Rmw6n5ADVERTISEMENT
— ﾑ ~ (@SindarMomoa) August 4, 2017
Bye Aladdin… pic.twitter.com/j3a4xW2YDi
— Symply Gil, Simpleng Ganda (@OhEmGIL) August 5, 2017
if this is gaston and jafar, i can't wait to see who disney serves up as the heffalump in winnie the pooh pic.twitter.com/gKCCsgntd5
— Adam Rucker (@adamrucker) August 4, 2017
What about you? Has Kenzari converted you to #TeamJafar?