Looks like we too got carried away by Disney's casting of Jafar in their upcoming live-action Aladdin movie. The first photos of the live-action film starring Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith surfaced earlier this week. But netizens seem to have their heart stuck on Jafar's casting.
Marwan Kenzari, who plays the antagonist in the Aladdin live-action film, is hotter than the tropic or even the summers of Agrabah! The 35-year-old Dutch actor's parents are Tunisian immigrants, which gives him the ideal look for the Aladdin film. You must also know that Kenzari has been lauded for his performance in various European film festivals. In fact, he has taken home multiple Best Actor trophies and has a good knack of theatre as he was a theatre performer too. In fact, the actor also had a small role to play in 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express, alongside a star-studded cast that included Penélope Cruz, Jude Law, Johnny Depp and Kenneth Branagh.
The actor is making netizens root for the bad guy in the live-action film over the main lead, Aladdin! Some have compared him and Dumbledore and stated, "This is the year that gave us hot Dumbledore and now hot Jafar. #2018Winning" Hard to disagree with that statement. Many also stated, "Disney just cast this actor, Marwan Kenzari, as Jafar in the live-action Aladdin, which I...uh...that is...um...what was I saying?" and "Jasmine is going to pick Aladdin over Jafar? pic.twitter.com/Vqipkze1tf"
childhood: oh, I love aladdin
adulthood: jafar can fuCK ME UP pic.twitter.com/lXZd7QbqLm
— Hannah Brtis (@HannahLBrtis) December 19, 2018
Jasmine is going to pick Aladdin over Jafar? pic.twitter.com/Vqipkze1tf
— Janelle Belgrave L.Ac (@JSoAbove) December 19, 2018
lol yeah right Jasmine not choosing Aladdin's broke ass with Daddy Jafar our here pic.twitter.com/TLS2XEs4j4
— TJ Arriola (@TinManGaming27) December 19, 2018
The only take I have, and the only take I will likely ever have about the Aladdin remake is that Jasmine's entire arc must be a mistake because she outta be down to clown this Jafar from scene 1 pic.twitter.com/r5SyMm0oXR
— alexis nedd (@alexisthenedd) December 19, 2018
Hot Jafar is the best thing about the upcoming live-action Aladdin. pic.twitter.com/PpaOIzYiRN
— Michael Blackmon (@blackmon) December 19, 2018
How am I suppose to root for Aladdin when Jafar looking like this? pic.twitter.com/7tt6oIRMhp
— ♍🌙 (@TamaraAisha2) December 19, 2018
In the cartoon movie, it was believable that Princess Jasmine chose Aladdin, because Jafar was looking like a skeleton with a painted on beard. Now we gonna be like wayment Jasmine you might wanna reconsider cuz Jafar is FOINE!!! pic.twitter.com/Wa0Ur4pSRo
— Santa’s Slay (@ItzBreeZyBaby) December 19, 2018
The live action Aladdin remake should just be called Hot Jafar and should just be about Hot Jafar.
— Chris Feil (@chrisvfeil) December 19, 2018
Ain't no way Jasmine is in her right mind if she is picking Aladdin over Jafar. AINT. NO. WAY. https://t.co/rzFaUvj29A
— April (@ReignOfApril) December 19, 2018
Sorry but live-action Aladdin Jafar can totally get it. Don't @ me. pic.twitter.com/quthu6oqAu
— Paige Catton (@PopCulturePaige) December 19, 2018
While Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott and Will Smith should've been a bigger deal considering how they are playing the pivotal roles, Marwan Kenzari as Jafar has stolen their thunder and how! The film is slated to release next year.