The upcoming live-action Aladdin movie gained attention for struggling to find its Aladdin and Jasmine and scoring Will Smith to play the Genie. Now, the latest buzz around the film is how the actor supposedly playing Jafar is quite attractive, Cosmopolitan reports. Honestly, the hype is real—Marwan Kenzari is a 10/10 in my book.
Most of us picture Jafar as a creepy old guy, as per his appearance in the animated Disney film, but it seems that this adaptation is taking some much-welcomed creative liberties with its characters. Starring in Aladdin seems that it would be Kenzari’s big break, as the Dutch-Tunisian actor (um, what?) has previously held small roles in 2016’s Ben-Hur and The Mummy remake. His biggest upcoming work will be seen in Murder on the Orient Express later this year. He has also appeared in some Dutch films in the past, and most of his tweets are in Dutch. Um, who's up for a trip to the Netherlands in hopes of stumbling across Kenzari's path?
Sources point out that Kenzari isn’t totally confirmed for the role yet, but given the public’s response to his rumored involvement, it would be a crime not to cast him.
— Taz Ahmed (@TazzyStar) August 4, 2017
Disney just cast this actor, Marwan Kenzari, as Jafar in the live-action Aladdin, which I...uh...that is...um...what was I saying? pic.twitter.com/bVDv2JAZYs
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) August 4, 2017
— Charlene Cassar (@Cassar_Charlene) August 6, 2017
I don't know if I'm ready to root for Jafar in this new movie, but hey, we all change over time.