Jasmine and Aladdin Have Finally Been Cast in Disney’s Live-Action Remake
For weeks now, Disney has been filling roles for several live-action remakes of their most beloved animated films. The Lion King adaptation has had the lion’s share of casting so far, with several key roles already filled. The planned Aladdin remake hasn’t been as lucky, with only one role reportedly being landed, Will Smith as the cosmically powerful Genie. The two lead roles of Aladdin and Jasmine have been notably tough to cast for filmmakers, but now it seems they may have finally found their duo.
Announced at Disney’s D23 event, playing the part of Jasmine has been revealed to be actress Naomi Scott, who starred in this year’s Power Rangers as Kimberly, the Pink Ranger. Aladdin will be portrayed by actor Mena Massoud, whose previous works include numerous TV roles, and voicing several characters in Watch Dogs 2. Massoud took to Twitter to confirm the news and express his excitement to bring the role to life.
— Mena Massoud (@MenaMassoud) July 15, 2017
Alongside Will Smith’s Genie, Scott and Massoud are currently the only official cast members to be announced by Disney, with the villainous role of Jafar remaining vacant, at least for now. No official release date has been announced either, but the year 2020 seems likely, as the reimagined Lion King is set to release in 2019. We’ll let you know of any updates here at Don’t Feed the Gamers.
What do you think? Are you happy with the casting for Aladdin and Jasmine, or should Disney have chosen someone else? Let us know what you think in the comments below and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter to e informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more cool news from D23, check out these next few links:
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