‘Aladdin’ might finally have its villain, and the internet is now totally thirsty for Jafar

With Disney taking months and months to find a lead actor for the live-action Aladdin movie, Twitter ridiculed the length of time it took to find a Middle Eastern or Indian actor who could play the role.

But now that the Hollywood Reporter has reported that Marwan Kenzari is in negotiations to play Jafar, the internet is on board with the decision. In fact, Twitter so approves of the casting that people are more than willing to root for the villain of the film.

Why? Because he’s super handsome, of course.


Poor Mena Massoud. He’s the one tasked with playing Aladdin in the film, and now, he’s got basically the whole world rooting against him to lose Jasmine to the sexiest villain of all.

H/T Someecards

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.