Disney reportedly had trouble finding the right actors for its upcoming live-action remake of Aladdin, but one look at the man they picked for the role of Jafar proves it was all worth the wait.
Dutch-Tunisian actor Marwan Kenzari is in negotiations to play the evil vizier to the sultan of Agrabah, and the internet quickly went into a meltdown over the news.
Um… live action Jafar can get it pic.twitter.com/W3jb93gxon
— Ricky Odriosola (@Ricky7Odriosola) August 4, 2017
While the actor will soon appear in the all-star remake of Murder on the Orient Express, it’s his striking good looks and rock-hard body that have people ready to declare their allegiance to #TeamJafar.
The new Jafar about to have everyone rooting against Aladdin. pic.twitter.com/hsD4Rmw6n5
— ﾑ ~ (@SindarMomoa) August 4, 2017
Unfortunately, the actor doesn’t post on Instagram, but social media users have rounded up some of his hottest pics for us to stare at while waiting for him to transform into the hottest Disney villain in history.
obvs Jasmin didn't want Jafar cos he was a creepy old man with a parrot but I dunno what her reason is gonna be now cos Jafar is hot af… pic.twitter.com/TIE2P7X15a
— Sean Horgan (@seanhorgan2) August 5, 2017
Good morning to nobody except new Jafar pic.twitter.com/AxGdEeFgFy
— Mike T (@majtague) August 5, 2017
— Theresa Antonio (@tessathehippie) August 6, 2017
— Lena Frances Houst (@Lena_Houst) August 5, 2017
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A Disney já escolheu o vilão de "Aladdin". Já havíamos falado aqui sobre esse clássico "Aladdin" que se transformará em #lifeAction, porém, o vilão, Jafar, ainda não estava escalado. Marwan Kenzari é holandês com descendência tunisiana. O moço já deu as caras em "Ben-Hur", e "A múmia". A confirmação do ator ocorreu hoje. E aí aprovado esse vilãozão?!? #super #aprovei #vem #jafar #aladdin #jasmine #movie #cinema #boanoite #brasil #marwankenzari
Hop on your flying carpet and check out the new Aladdin trailer below.