Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Remake Found Its Jafar and He’s Hotter Than the Desert

Twitter users are going nuts over how attractive Disney’s pick is to play the main antagonist Jafar in the live-action reboot of “Aladdin”.

The grand vizier will be played Dutch-Tunisian actor Marwan Kenzari, who appeared in MGM’s “Ben-Hur,” Universal’s “The Mummy,” and Netflix’s action thriller “What Happened to Monday.”

He is also set to star in the upcoming “Murder on the Orient Express,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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The 34-year-old actor joins Naomi Scott and Mena Massoud, who were cast as Princess Jasmine and Aladdin after it was initially reported that Disney and director Guy Ritchie had a difficult time casting the role of Aladdin.

“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,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Will Smith is set to play the Genie and former “Saturday Night Live” member Nasim Pedrad also joins the live-action remake.

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Kenzari landing the role of Jafar has many netizens thirsty and drooling over how hot the man is. Check it out:

And while Dev Patel, 27, and Riz Ahmed, 34, were among the frontrunners, Disney opted to go with a relative newcomer to fill the role of Aladdin.

Right Featured Image Via Flickr / MissRagamuffyn

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